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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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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Better than shooting a bullet ...I guess.

Anonymous said...

I would say they didn't use them enough, those thugs belonging to BLM got away with a load of stuff.

Anonymous said...


Electrifying news!

Anonymous said...

No weapons needed. Ask nicely if criminal doesn't listen let them do it. So simple. Vote Clinton.