FREMONT Representatives from six law enforcement agencies gathered Thursday at the Fremont Police Department to learn about a stun gun its manufacturer says is a safer alternative to a Taser.
Phazzer sells a stun gun that allows officers to deliver three five-second electrical charges, and then the device shuts down. The officer then must flip a button off and on again to continue shocking a person.
If you had a moment to pause and think about it, in the heat of the moment, it slows the scene down, said Steve Abboud, a consultant for Phazzer. Safetys got to be one of the number one concerns.In June, an Omaha police officer shocked a mentally ill Oklahoma man 12 times once for 18 seconds, officials have said. Zachary Bearheels died about an hour after he was shocked.
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