DON'T TASE ME

Chicago PD to Expand Use of Tasers

As part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to "overhaul" his city's police department, every Chicago police officer will be armed and trained with a Taser by June 2016. "Just because you are trained that you can use force, doesn't mean you should," Emanuel said at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. The new policy comes as a response to multiple controversies surrounding the department's use of lethal force against citizens—including the 2014 slaying of Laquan McDonald as well as the death of a 19-year-old mentally ill student and the "accidental" killing of a 55-year-old grandmother this past weekend.