The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - "...Bob Gruder, CEO of Stinger Systems stun gun company, accused the DeKalb police department of overpaying for the weapons and failing to test both products.
Earlier this month, DeKalb police paid more than $1 million for 1,021 Tasers from Taser International in Scottsdale, Ariz. Tampa-based Stinger submitted a bid of about $450,000 less than Taser’s $1 million price tag, Gruder said.
In addition to taking the higher bid, DeKalb did not contact Stinger’s references – Fulton and Henry County Police -- nor review the free training offered, Gruder said.
The decision to go with Taser was made by a DeKalb officer whom is a certified Taser instructor and is paid by Taser International, according to Gruder. ..." [LINK]
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