Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Police Products  >  TASER

November 30, 2006
Print Comment RSS

Houston mayor calls for TASER study

The Associated Press

HOUSTON- Houston's mayor has called for an independent study of the city police department's use of Tasers, two weeks after officers zapped a pro football player with the weapon.

Mayor Bill White said the city should "promptly" select an outside group to conduct the study, which would examine data accumulated since the department adopted Tasers for widespread use two years ago.

Activists have been calling for a study or moratorium on Taser use. They argue blacks are a disproportionate target of the devices, which use jolts of electricity to subdue combative suspects.

On Nov. 14, an officer used a Taser to subdue Houston Texans lineman Fred Weary during a traffic stop. Police reports said the 29-year-old "became verbally combative and extremely argumentative."

Weary denied any wrongdoing and a judge subsequently dismissed charges of resisting arrest.

Associated PressCopyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Police commanders review each case involving a Taser, White said, but a study could help assure the community that the devices aren't used "based on stereotypes."

Request product info from top TASER companies.
First Name:*Zip Code:*
Last Name:*Telephone:*
Department:*I recommend or purchase products for my Department:*
Department size:*Purchasing Timeframe:*
Email:*
*Required Field


PoliceOne Offers


TASER Sponsors

Featured Products

TASER X26P Smart Weapon

TASER X26P Smart Weapon



AXON FLEX On Officer Video

AXON FLEX On Officer Video




Featured Videos

Top Product Articles

Featured Product Categories

Police TASER Questions

PoliceOne Offers