Officials want N.J. officers to carry stun guns


By Rick Hepp
The New Jersey Star-Ledger

TRENTON, N.J. — A contingent of law enforcement and mental health experts urged the Attorney General's Office today to let New Jersey join the 49 other states in the country that allow police to use stun guns, arguing they can save the lives of officers and victims alike.

"We're in last place," said retired State Police Lt. Col. Frank Rodgers. "We are needlessly placing our officers and the public we serve in harm's way." A committee appointed by the attorney general will use the testimony to recommend a policy for officers.

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