It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The Mansfield Police Department has discontinued the use of all Taser guns, according to spokesman for the department.
It is not known if the department will consider utilizing stun guns at a future date.
Four other police departments in North Texas are opting out to turn in their Taser guns. Police departments in Richland Hills, Crowley, Murphy and Burleson have changed their stun gun policies, too
The changes in policy comes after dozens of lawsuits were filed this year involving Tasers, also called conducted electrical weapons or ‘CEW’s’.
Most of the lawsuits filed, according to attorney Pete Schulte, are filed against the city involved in the incident, the police department, officer involved and Taser International, which makes the stun guns.
I agree. Good move. Although they didn't do it to protect the public, they did it to protect themselves from lawsuits.
good move, dont stun their suspects, just shoot to kill