01/08/2010

Philly police to acquire 1,000 additional TASERs

The department is using federal stimulus money the city received last year

Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Police Department has agreed to buy 1,000 TASERs to expand the use of less-than-lethal weapons by officers often called upon to deal with unruly, mentally ill people.

The cost, about $850,000, will be paid from a pool of federal stimulus money the city received last year.

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