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Police Taser Use Nearly Quadruples

Police Taser Use Nearly Quadruples

by / August 6, 2010

Chicago Police officers have nearly quadrupled their use of Tasers since the department equipped every beat car with the electric-shock weapons earlier this year. In the second quarter of 2010, the devices were discharged 285 times by Chicago cops -- up from 74 in the first quarter of 2010 and 39 in the fourth quarter of 2009. Only a few of those Taser discharges resulted in an allegation of police misconduct, a police oversight agency noted. Chicago Sun-Times