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September 27, 2011
Charlotte Police Want a 'Safer' Taser Gun
The Charlotte Police Department suspended use of taser guns after the taser-related killings of 17-year old Darryl Turner and 21-year old La'Reko Williams. After a two-month review the Charlotte Police Department wants to throw out their current inventory of tasers and spend $1.8 million to purchase a new model that is supposed to be safer. [SOURCE]
Among its safety features: the shock stops at five seconds regardless of how long an officer holds the trigger down.