Winnebago County Sheriff's Department to Use Tasers Again

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WIFR) --- Almost five years ago, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies got rid of their tasers because of their potential to cause heart attacks or death, but in just over a month, they will have them back.

Winnebago County Sheriff Dick Meyers says they are bringing them back because the weapons and training have been improved. The department’s 106 deputies are expected to get the tasers in their hands in about 30 to 40 days. In the meantime, they will all be retrained.

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