08/10/2012

Atlanta police buying 400 TASERs

High-crime zones will get priority

By Rhonda Cook
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Police Department is buying 400 Tasers so more officers can have a nonlethal weapon, one most law enforcement agencies already use.

Tasers and other electronic control devices are used to incapacitate people either by touching them with the device or shooting probes from a distance. Until n...

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