Stun Gun Guidelines Approved

By: Bill Martens
By: Bill Martens

The Law Enforcement Standards Board is giving them the nod. It says authorities should not use tasers to keep people from running away, and shouldn't use them on children or the elderly.

They also need to recognize any medical conditions that could jeopardize someone's life if they are zapped.

Tasers deliver 50,000 volts for five seconds, causing the person's muscles to paralyze, which usually makes the person fall down.

The Justice Department said in fall 135 police departments in our state use tasers.