09/02/2010

Ga. officers cleared in 2 TASER deaths

Police chief stands behind the use of the TASER as an alternative to deadly force

By Megan Matteucci
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DEKALB, Ga. — DeKalb County police officers were justified to use Tasers on two unruly suspects who later died, investigators said Wednesday.

The police department's Internal Review Board cleared the officers of any wrongdoing, according to a report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The board, which is made up of investigators, reviewed the evidence and voted unanimously to clear all of the officers involved.

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