No tasers for some local deputies

October 22, 2009 3:06:05 PM PDT
Deputies in Harris County Precinct 6 will not be carrying stun guns after a warning about their use. Taser International, the company that makes the stun guns, told police Wednesday to avoid shooting suspects in the chest with the guns. The company said it could put a person at risk of suffering cardiac arrest.

Precinct 6 Constable Victor Trevino decided Thursday to suspend the use of stun guns by his deputies until further notice. However, Houston police officers will still carry their tasers.

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