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Ritzville police officers to get new tasers

RITZVILLE – City police officers will be getting new Tasers in the next few weeks.

Police Chief Dave McCormick gave a department update at the Jan. 18 City Council meeting, noting the his department would be replacing all Tasers.

A Taser is an electroshock weapon used to temporarily incapacitate a subject.

Two of the department’s current Tasers are no longer supported by the manufacturer, Axon, formerly TASER International, he said. The remaining Tasers are expected to be dropped from manufacturer support within the next year. The new Tasers, which cost about $1,900 each, are rechargeable and...


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