Mich. department gets used to TASERs; 'Worst pain I've ever felt,' officer says


By Diane Dempsey Deel
The Flint Journal

ARGENTINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. Police officers submitted to lightning beam force Wednesday to test out Tasers they will soon be using to settle down rowdy suspects.

The officers took a six-hour course to be certified on the Tasers, which will be implemented by the end of the year. It wasn't mandatory for the officers to be hit with the 50,000-volt electrical blast, although all township officers voluntarily submitted to the pain.

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