Stun Guns

FILE --  A police officer in England trains using a Taser gun. (credit: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

In Aftermath Of Jewish Center Shooting, NYPD Eyes Wider Use Of Tasers

The NYPD wants to shock — not shoot. Commissioner Bill Bratton has plans to dramatically increase the number of officers on the streets armed with Tasers.

12/10/2014

Taser stun gun (file / credit: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Bergen County Police To Use Stun Guns

The county purchased 20 of the devices, which are equipped with video cameras. Half will go to patrol officers and the rest will be used by the county’s SWAT team.

08/01/2013

The Transportation Security Administration says it intercepted these 26 stun guns from a checked bag at JFK Airport on Dec. 7, 2012. (credit: TSA)

TSA: Agents Stop Man Who Tried Smuggle 26 Stun Guns Through JFK Airport

The man was set to fly to the Dominican Republic. Instead, Port Authority Police arrested him.

12/10/2012

Taser stun gun (file / credit: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

NYCLU: Police Misusing Stun Guns Across New York State

The finding is based on an New York Civil Liberties Union study released Wednesday of 851 stun gun reports from 10 police departments, including the NYPD.

10/19/2011