LPD Standing By Tasers - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/17/05

LPD Standing By Tasers

Despite a call for a nationwide review of tasers, the Lubbock Police Department believes the weapon is a safe alternative to lethal force.

Yesterday, the country's largest association of police chiefs called for the review because of 80 deaths blamed on the weapon since 1999. However, LPD says there have been more cases of tasers saving lives than causing deaths.

"Any death is regrettable, but there's been far more benefits, far more positive outcomes than the limited number of deaths that have been attributed to tasers," said Dale Holton, LPD Patrol Chief

The taser-related deaths are being blamed on heart failure from the electrical shock, but LPD says in almost every case in which there was a fatality, drugs were involved. As you may recall, LPD recently outfitted all of its officers with tasers.

6/25/04
Lubbock Law Enforcement Explores Non-Lethal Weapons
On Tuesday, the Lubbock Police Department will ask the city council for more than $176,000 to purchase tasers. If approved, every patrol officer, corporal, and sergeant on duty will carry an alternative to lethal force.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

    Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

    Sunday, October 22 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-10-22 15:33:35 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 1:54 AM EDT2017-10-23 05:54:31 GMT

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if the president makes clear he supports it.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if the president makes clear he supports it.

  • Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

    Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

    Sunday, October 22 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-10-22 15:23:28 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 1:54 AM EDT2017-10-23 05:54:28 GMT

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

  • Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations

    Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations

    Saturday, October 21 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-10-21 20:43:05 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 1:44 AM EDT2017-10-23 05:44:07 GMT

    Fox knew of sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed host's contract in February months before ousting him.

    Fox knew of sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed host's contract in February months before ousting him.

Powered by Frankly