Effectiveness of Tasers questioned

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We have previously questioned the city’s priorities in light of plans to purchase nearly $5 million in Taser equipment at a time when HPD is having to deal with manpower shortages because political leaders have not allocated adequate resources to training and recruitment of new officers.

In a Houston Press article this week, Sarah Fenske points out that Tasers are not the panacea that uniformless HPD chief Harold Hurtt has made them out to be.

I’m not going to excerpt this one. Just go read it in its entirety.

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