New Taser Policy in Riverton

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Police in Riverton have revised their official policy on the use of Tasers. A Taser is a handheld device that immobilizes a person by delivering a strong electrical shock. The American Heart Association recently warned that Tasers can cause heart problems. Riverton Police Chief Mike Broadhead says that he's not convinced that the new study isn't unbiased. Even so, he says previous policy department policy about the circumstances in which Tasers could be used gave him some pause. He says the new policy is consistent with good standards and helps to minimize risks. The policy requires somebody to physically resist by striking or kicking an officer or innocent person before they can be shocked with a Taser.