11/25/2009

N.J. cops get stun guns, but policy contains limits

By Edward Colimore
Philadelphia Inquirer

The New Jersey attorney general yesterday approved the use of electronic stun guns by police officers under limited circumstances involving emotionally disturbed people.

The stun guns - which fire electronically-charged darts - may be used by officers only when a person has a weapon, poses a serious threat to others, and refuses to be taken into custody.

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