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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Police are using their Tasers far more often this year.
A suspect caused a Chicago Police officer to shoot himself with his own stun gun as he arrested the woman last week.
A Mokena police officer was shocked with his own Taser stun gun during a confrontation early Sunday morning.
Police were forced to use a Taser to break up a fight between female students at Northwest Side high school.