La. sheriff equips TASERs with cameras
By Michelle Hunter, East Jefferson bureau
Lee spent $400 each on the cameras -- $272,400 total -- to upgrade the Taser X26 stun guns used by deputies since April 2004.
While the cameras aren't likely to quell all of the controversy in recent years surrounding the use of Tasers, they'll definitely come in handy if and when the department must defend itself against excessive force lawsuits, the sheriff said. Also, the cameras will also serve as a deterrent against deputy abuse, Lee said.
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