Source: San Angelo Live
Check out this article on the need for San Angelo Police Department to rethink Tasers. Based on the article, Representative Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth) filed four bills in the Texas House last session concerning Tasers.
One that fared especially well in a hearing called for some sort of reporting mechanism on police Taser deployment so that a database could reveal usage trends. Burnam staffer Doug Lewin says such a database would quantify how often Tasers are deployed, and whether they’ve reduced the incidence of police firearm usage (some Taser proponents argue they do.
Another bill aimed to standardize and mandate Taser training for law enforcement. That one didn’t move beyond the committee level. None of the bills passed by the time the session ended last May. Lewin’s reasoning? Congressmen don’t like to appear soft on crime.
Read the full article HERE