The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary announced Wednesday that some of its officers will soon have conducted energy weapons at their disposal to use.
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Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Chief Bill Janes speaks with reporters about the police force's decision to allow some officers to use conducted energy weapons, also known as stun guns.
Also known as stun guns, the weapons will only be used by a specifically trained group of officers, according to a news release. That select group will include members of the tactics and rescue unit (or TRU Team), crime suppression unit, and some patrol officers.
The RNC expects those weapons will be available for use by midsummer. The RNC’s use of force committee made the recommendation to have conducted energy weapons available for officers to use.