Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Memphis Police Department Testing Tasers

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."

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