Alderman Wants Every Chicago Police Officer Armed With TaserThe Chicago Police Department would be required purchase a Taser for every one of its 12,500 sworn officers and train them on how to use it by Jan. 1, 2017, under one of several proposals made by African-American aldermen in response to the Laquan McDonald controversy, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Attorney For Bettie Jones’ Family Calls New CPD Policy “Too Little, Too Late”Mayor Rahm Emanuel and interim Police Superintendent John Escalante announced new policing tactics after two people were killed by Chicago Police last weekend.
Emanuel’s Plan For More Tasers Gets Mixed ReactionCBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports while some feel officers trained to use Tasers could be helpful, others say, they are not the answer.
Emanuel Announces Police Changes In Use Of Force, More Tasers For OfficersSaying there's a difference between when a police officer "can use a gun and when they should use a gun," Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday the Police Department would be changing its tactics and training regarding the use of force "to create more time and distance" for police when they respond to a tense situation.
Emanuel, Police Announce Expanded Use Of Tasers, Changes In TrainingMayor Rahm Emanuel and interim Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante announced changes in the Police Department’s policy on the use of force, and a major expansion of the use of Tasers during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
FOP President Dean Angelo Says Firing Gun The "Last Thing" Officers Want To DoRelatives and supporters of the two latest victims of police shooting in Chicago are wondering why more officers don't use Tasers instead of guns. WBBM's Nancy Harty reports the head of the police union says it's not that simple.
Illinois State Troopers To Get Camera-Equipped Stun GunsFor the first time, the agency is preparing to outfit every patrol trooper and sergeant with the so-called “non-lethal” weapons, which can immobilize a person with a high-voltage charge.
Chicago Police Increasing Use Of TasersChicago Police are using their Tasers far more often this year.