Louisville Area Cops Begin Taser Training

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About 50 Louisville area police officers completed training in the use of Tasers, weapons that deliver what their manufacturer says is a nonlethal shock. The department expects to have Tasers delivered this fall, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal. The officers shot Tasers as instructors tried to distract them, simulating the stress of a real-life situation with a suspect. "Taser, Taser. Get down on the ground," shouted a sheriff's deputy as he pulled the Taser's trigger. The training comes after the New York Times reported that at least 50 people around the nation had died since 2001 . . .

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