Monday, April 04, 2005
With all of the controversy surrounding officer involved shootings, it's no surprise that various law enforcement organizations are doing their best to activate new weaponry that allows for quick and easy takedowns, combined with a non-lethal approach.
A police chief association is recommending that law enforcement departments using electronic stun guns, or those considering buying them, develop specific protocol for their use and track each time the weapon is deployed.
In the report, released late Sunday, the International Association of Chiefs of Police urged police agencies to place stun guns on a use-of-force chart - helping officers to decide better which tool
to grab in a given situation.