Mass. police divided on TASERs


Only a few local towns have sought state O.K.

By Connie Paige
The Boston Globe

BOSTON, Mass. — In an incident a year ago, three Raynham police officers struggled to arrest a 20-year-old man who allegedly had abused his girlfriend.


A Taser X26 stun gun is displayed at the Oakland Country Sheriff''s office in Pontiac, Mich., Dec. 2006. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Matthew Hayes ordered the police out of his apartment, screaming obscenities and flailing his arms. The noise awoke neighbors, who crowded outside in the hallway.

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