Category : Legal
Police expand Taser useon Chicago streets
Number of offenders shot rises sharply
Anew report shows that Chicago police used Tasers to subdue nearly 700 offendersover 12 recent months, a dramatic increase that reflects the department’sdecision earlier this year to expand its use of the weapons.
Ina wide-ranging annual report issued Monday, the Independent Police ReviewAuthority, which investigates serious accusations of police misconduct, saidthe increased use of the sometimes-controversial electrical devices has notgenerated many complaints, however.