Wednesday, December 30, 2015
NEWS: CHICAGO POLICE TO ISSUE NEW TASER POLICY
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."