CHICAGO POLICE: Policy Tasers to be Issued and Retraining Starts

Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 9.16.40 AMWhat they don’t say is if they’re planning on replacing the cops’ guns with the tasers. Sounds like that will be the City of Chicago’s ultimate goal.

Chicago’s mayor and police superintendent will announce Wednesday that every police officer who responds to service calls will be equipped with a Taser and properly trained to use it by June 1, a spokesman for the mayor said.

The announcement, scheduled to be made at 2 p.m. CT (3 p.m. ET), will be part of a major overhaul in Chicago Police Department policy, mayor’s spokesman Adam Collins said.

It comes as Chicago officials scramble to deal with what critics have slammed as a police culture of “shoot first and ask questions later.”

In the latest incident, police shot and killed Chicago teen Quintonio LeGrier and his 55-year-old neighbor, Bettie Jones.

Police commissioner steps down amid protests

After that incident, Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut short a vacation in Cuba and returned to Chicago.

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