In a sharp reversal, San Francisco officials voted Tuesday against a controversial policy that would have allowed police robots to use deadly force.

The move comes after the city's board of supervisors voted 8-3 on Nov. 29 to allow high-ranking officers to authorize the use of remote-controlled robots to potentially kill suspects.

"The people of San Francisco have spoken loud and clear: There is no place for killer police robots in our city," Supervisor Dean Preston said in a statement.

"We should be working on ways to decrease the use of force by local law enforcement, not giving them new tools to kill people," Preston said.

The "killer robots" were said to only be used in "extreme circumstances," Robert Rueca, a San Francisco Police Department spokesperson, said at the time of the approval.

Extreme circumstances included dangerous situations where officers could be hurt or if there was a large public threat.

"When the risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent, and officers cannot subdue the threat after using alternative force options or de-escalation tactics," the policy originally stated.

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott told CNN last week that the "robots would be a last resort. If we ever have to exercise that option, it either means lives, innocent lives, have already been lost, or in the balance, and this would be the only option to neutralize that person putting those lives at risk, or the person who has taken those lives."

Supervisor Hillary Ronen tweeted Tuesday after the reversal that the move was "common sense."