Saturday, September 03, 2016
Taser use spikes in summer months
Ocean City will see the population decrease – and the number of people who get zapped by police – now that the summer season is winding down.
From May 1 to Aug. 24, the Ocean City Police Department recorded 42 instances when police drew their Conducted Electrical Weapons, also known as CEWs or Tasers. That figure, police said, reflects the rise in population.
City wastewater flows, which are often used to measure population despite some flaws in the formula, accounted for 1.1 million people for this year’s Fourth of July weekend. During the three-day holiday, Tasers were used four times. The weapon was introduced in seven incidents over Memorial Day weekend.
In comparison, police logged 10 Taser incidents from January to April.
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