Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tasers Coming ... Maybe

The new police chief want to test the use of Tasers here. Can't wait? Get your own in the color you want.
"City Manager Joseph Gray said Tuesday that he wants a City Council committee to complete its review of Tasers before the city's police department begins a trial period of equipping officers with them.

Gray, who said he strongly supports Chief James Craig's plan for a trial run, gave the go-ahead based on a number of conditions the chief proposed. But 'when I told him that he was clear to go ahead it was my understanding that the Public Safety Committee had formally voted to approve it,' Gray said in the statement.

The committee had discussed the plan but is not scheduled to vote on it until July 14. That vote could be either a communication to the full council or a recommendation." - Portland Press Herald