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Lawmaker Says She’ll Try Again With Stun Gun Bill

A state bill to require complete documentation of every use of a stun gun by police failed this week, but the sponsor says a new version will appear soon.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Some police departments have begun equipping officers with "body cameras," which record criminal activity and encounters with suspects and civilians, to document crime and protect officers in case of allegations of wrongdoing. (Credit: CBS)

Police Use Of ‘Body Cams,’ Stun Gun Cameras Stirs Controversy

Police officers are using a new tool to catch criminals and protect themselves from bogus allegations. Some departments are beginning to have officers wear cameras on their uniforms, and they also are equipping stun guns with cameras. CBS 2’s Dave Savini looks at this new technology and the controversy around it.

CBS 2–02/29/2012

Stephon Watts, 15, was shot and killed by Calumet City police officers on Feb. 1, 2012. Police said he had cut an officer with a kitchen knife, but his family said it was only a butter knife. (Watts Family Photo)

Funeral Held For Autistic Teen Shot & Killed By Calumet City Cops

More than 700 people attended a funeral service in Dolton for the 15-year-old boy with autism who was shot to death February first by Calumet City Police.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2012

Schaumburg police have released this sketch of a man wanted for forcing his way into a home, then trying to use a stun gun on a woman who lived there. (Credit: Schaumburg Police Department)

Police Release Sketch Of Stun Gun-Wielding Home Invader

Police on Monday released a sketch of a man wanted for forcing his way into a home last week, then trying to use a stun gun on a resident until she screamed for help and the suspect fled.



Male Intruder Uses Stun Gun On Woman In Schaumburg

A man tried to force his way into the home of a northwest suburb woman Wednesday morning, then tried to use a stun gun on her until she started screaming for her roommate.


Gloria Carr, whose son Darrin Hanna died after North Chicago police officers allegedly beat him and shocked with a stun gun, is calling for the officers to be charged with murder and the police chief to be fired. (Credit: CBS)

Family Of North Chicago Police Beating Victim Wants Chief Out

The death of a man who was shocked with a stun gun has put serious pressure on North Chicago Police Chief Mike Newsome, who was on the hot seat on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

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Merrillville Police Officer Shot With Own Stun Gun

A Merrillville police officer was attacked with a department-issued stun gun while he and other officers were responding to a 911 call earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

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Chicago Police Increasing Use Of Tasers

Chicago Police are using their Tasers far more often this year.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2010

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Suspect Causes Cop To Stun Himself

A suspect caused a Chicago Police officer to shoot himself with his own stun gun as he arrested the woman last week.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2010

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Mokena Cop Tased With Own Stun Gun

A Mokena police officer was shocked with his own Taser stun gun during a confrontation early Sunday morning.


Photo Of Stun Gun (AP Photo)

Cops Use Stun Gun To Break Up Student Fight

Police were forced to use a Taser to break up a fight between female students at Northwest Side high school.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2010