Thu. Oct 17th, 2019

Officers demonstrate new Taser technology in Daytona Beach


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CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR NEW TOOLS TO DE-ESCALATE A SITUATION IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CITIZENS SAFE. WESH 2’S CLAIRE METZ REPORTS, THAT COULD SOON BE NEW TASER TECHNOLOGY. >> OUR OFFICERS WILL BE A LOT SAFER ON THE STREETS WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH SUBJECTS THAT ARE VIOLENT AND HAVE WEAPONS. TASER, KACZOR, TASER. CLAIRE: AND POLICE SAY THIS WHY — THE NEWEST MOST EFFECTIVE MODEL OF AXON’S TASER, THE AXON TASER 7. CHIEF CRAIG CAPRI IS LOOKING TO UPDATE TASERS NOW IN THE HANDS OF THE OFFICERS WITH THIS LATEST MODEL, BECAUSE HE SAYS THE SEVEN IS FAR MORE ACCURATE A FAR MORE ACCURATE AND DRAMATICALLY INCREASES PERFORMANCE, WHILE DECREASING MISSED FIRINGS. CHIEF CCAPRI: THIS OPTION IS A PRETTY GOOD OPTION WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO PROBABLY DE-ESCALATE THAT SITUATION WHERE YOU DON’T HAVE TO KILL ANYBODY, WE’RE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF KILLING PEOPLE WE’RE IN THE BUSINESS OF SAVING LIVES. CLAIRE: DAYTONA BEACH DETECTIVE DAWN HARRIS DEMONSTRATED THE CURRENT TASER OFFICERS CARRY. TASER, TASER, TASER. CLAIRE: EVEN ITS SOUND IS LESS SIGNIFICANT THAN THE NEWER MODEL, AND IF IT’S AN INEFFECTIVE HIT, OFFICERS HAVE TO RELOAD INSERT ANOTHER CARTRIDGE. THE NEWEST TASER 7 HAS AN AUTOMATIC BACKUP, AN INSTANT SECOND FIRE WITH TWICE THE KINETIC ENERGY TO CONNECT WITH A TARGET. IT’S NOT CLEAR HOW MUCH IT WILL COST TO PURCHASE THE NEW 7’S, THE CHIEF SAYS HE WON’T PUT A PRICE ON SAFETY. CHIEF CAPRI: WE HAVE TO LOOK AT ANYTHING WE CAN TO DO THAT TO GIVE OUR OFFICERS THE TOOL, THE, SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE DEADLY FORCE. CLAIRE: THE CURRENT TASERS IN USE BY THE DEPARTMENT ARE OBSOLETE IN DECEMBER,

Officers demonstrate new Taser technology in Daytona Beach

Police in Daytona Beach say the first choice in fighting crime is always the use of non-lethal force.Officers are constantly looking for new tools to de-escalate a situation in an effort to keep themselves and the public safe.WESH 2’s Claire Metz found that could soon include using new Taser technology.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —

Police in Daytona Beach say the first choice in fighting crime is always the use of non-lethal force.

Officers are constantly looking for new tools to de-escalate a situation in an effort to keep themselves and the public safe.

WESH 2’s Claire Metz found that could soon include using new Taser technology.

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