10/23/2010

Police using TASER cameras to protect themselves in court

Departments have become more sensitive to liability and the need to justify police actions

By Dionne Walker
Gannett News Service

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. — It was an arrest that drew double takes: A jogger — remarkably fast and stark naked — sprinted past a police car here. The officer gave chase and, unable to get the man to stop, used a stun gun to subdue the man before arresting him.

The incident was captured using a Taser Cam, a stun gun-mounted camera that's gaining popularity among law enforcement.

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