Chicago Police Boost Taser Supply Despite Questions

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The Chicago Police Department plans to own up to 6,900 Tasers by the end of the year, a ninefold increase from just two years ago and enough to give every officer on patrol an electric shock weapon that can drop a person in an instant. Saying Tasers would help "ensure the safety of every resident," Mayor Rahm Emanuel embraced the devices as an alternative to guns after Laquan McDonald's fatal shooting by an officer in late 2015. 

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