- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The Champaign City Council has approved the use of stun guns for its police department.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1iCRTGE ) that Champaign had the only major police department in central Illinois without the stun guns. The vote was 6-3 on Tuesday night.

This isn’t the first time the city has considered a stun-gun proposal. Police rescinded a similar request in 2004 after there was pushback from the community.

The stun guns will cost about $93,000 for a five-year contract. Public comment before the vote focused on dangers of the stun guns and their high price tag.

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Information from: The News-Gazette, https://www.news-gazette.com

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