An interesting story on tasers has come out of Canada. In Ottawa, the police department instituted special “responsibility pay” if they regularly took a course on the proper use of force. The result appears to be a sharp drop in the use of force and tasers.
In all of Ottawa, tasers were used only a dozen times by officers last year — a rate that is a fraction of most U.S. departments of the same size.
Physical control and use of weapons were also at record lows.
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