Atlanta police buying 400 TASERs
High-crime zones will get priority
By Rhonda Cook
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 now, the few Tasers APD has have been assigned to SWAT officers, said police spokesman Carlos Campos.
The 400 Tasers cost $800,000. There will not be enough to outfit each of the 1,900 APD officers. They will go to officers in Zone 1 west of downtown and Zones 3 and 4, southeast and southwest Atlanta, some of the highest crime areas in the city.
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