March 11, 2010 BY FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter
On Wednesday, the Chicago Police Department showed reporters how they intend to train thousands of officers on the use of the Taser. It was part of an announcement that 380 more Tasers are hitting the streets.
For the first time, an officer in each beat car will carry a Taser. Tactical officers and specialized units like the Mobile Strike Force will get them, too, thanks to $514,000 in federal funding.