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Pa. department excited about getting TASERs

By Janice Crompton
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

WASHINGTON, Pa. As more neighboring police departments turn to Tasers, the Washington Police Department announced recently it, too, will begin using the electronic stun guns even though some national rights groups are advocating a ban on the device.

The department received seven Tasers at a cost of about $800 each from the union representing Washington police officers, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 95. The department had for the past several years been requesting Tasers, but the financially strapped city had no luck with state or federal grants.

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