Private firm to review Taser shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A private firm is investigating last week’s Taser-dart shooting of a Tucumcari teen to determine whether any policies were violated and whether excessive force was used. Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose wrote via e-mail the Albuquerque-based Robert Caswell Investigations was recommended by the New Mexico Municipal League. She said […]

Sheriff’s deputies train with Taser guns

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies spent much of Thursday training to become certified to carry a Taser gun. Deputies learned how to properly use the Taser guns and participated in simulated drills to learn the feel and proper techniques under the direction of Sandy Loomis from the Curry County Sheriff’s […]

Taser bill concerns law enforcement

By David Irvin Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher is concerned about a bill moving through the state Legislature that would certify a taser as a deadly weapon, meaning that deputies could only use the device to counter deadly force by a subject. If passed, Hatcher told the Curry County commission Tuesday, his department would have […]