Eugene, OR - “The use of Tasers has been pretty controversial in the community and it keeps getting on the front page of the paper,” City Council President Alan Zelenka said. “With the number of incidents that have occurred around the use of Tasers, I just thought it was appropriate for the council to weigh in and see if there are changes that we may want to make.” [LINK]
Update: See also [LINK].
Changes to taser policies? To cut back on overuse, misuse and abuse? OMG.
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Gee, I wonder if this is the begining of a new trend?
Fayetteville, AR - Sargent Bill Phelan says ... they're changing their taser rules just as a proactive measure. The old rule said police could tase anyone who displayed verbal non-compliance. For example, if an officer told you to put your hands up and you refused, you could have been tased. Now, the officer must percieve physical or verbal aggression before the weapon is used. ... [LINK]
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