Area police don't use tasers

Area police don't use tasers

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Two large police departments in the area don't use tasers.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Two large police departments in the area don't use tasers. Urbana and Champaign city officers don't have the weapons in their holsters.

They get trained with other things like guns, pepper spray and night sticks, but under the new law, their recruits would still need to learn about tasers. Some leaders say it's a valuable skill to learn anyway.

Urbana Police have never used tasers. The deputy chief says they don't plan to get them either. Current officers would not need to get the extra training.
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