Ma. Passes Stun-Gun Bill; Boston Chief Cautious

Print More

A bill that would allow Massachusetts police officers to use high-voltage stun guns reached Gov. Mitt Romney's desk yesterday, says the Boson Globe. Supporters of the device say it could help prevent fatal police shootings, such as two recent ones in Boston, but Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole worried about how to pay for the devices and cautioned that they might not be the best solution. She said the guns, often called by the leading manufacturer's name Taser, can save lives, but that their cost would make it difficult to outfit a police department the size . . .

Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!