Memphis Police Department testing tasers
A lot of people, myself included, were kind of surprised when we learned MPD officers didn't carry Tasers. Turns out, many departments don't. But some believe the non-lethal option may have saved the life of a 19 year-old shot and killed by a Memphis police officer last month. He was unarmed, struggled with the officer, and was shot. I tried to find a Taser to use in this story, but didn't get started on it until after business hours. Fortunately, there is tons of material on YouTube. I also interviewed the chief of police in West Memphis. That's where a suspect died years ago after being "tased."