Local officers defend use of stun guns

A civil liberties group believes controls for stun gun use in the state are lacking, but local law enforcement officers believe sufficient checks are in place in Hastings.

In a report released this week, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska criticized agencies across the state for a lack of consistent training and reporting requirements regarding the use of stun guns. The report cites several instances in the last decade where officers are believed to have misused the weapon.

The Hastings Police Department and Adams County Sheriff’s Office were among 11 agencies examined in the report.

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