RNC getting stun guns

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary announced Wednesday that some of its officers will soon have conducted energy weapons at their disposal to use.

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.

Organizations: TRU Team

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  • cliff
    April 16, 2014 - 19:11

    All officers on patrol should have them. Once word gets around by a couple criminals who have got tazed, you point it at other criminals, and they comply immediately. Keeps allot of officers as well as criminals from getting hurt. Used one myself, very effective, beats having to fight a criminal during an arrest...

  • MarkA
    April 16, 2014 - 14:29

    Welcome to the 21st century.