Performance audit on HPD to be released

September 8, 2008 3:29:41 AM PDT
The results of a performance audit on the Houston police department will be released this morning. One of the issues at focus is the use of Tasers by police officers. Some Houstonians have called for a moratorium on Taser use, claiming it's used disproportionately on African-American suspects.

From December of 2004 through April of this year -- officers used their Tasers 1,675 times. Sixty-four percent of those cases involved African American suspects.

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