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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Berkeley’s new police chief pledges more transparency

March 24, 2010
Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside

Newly-appointed Berkeley, California police chief Michael Meehan on whether Berkeley police officers will ever get Tasers:

(The answer is no, at least not in the short term)

“The Taser is simply one tool. What I want is the perfect tool. I want something where we can push a button, everything stops and we take care of the lawful purpose we have intended and nobody gets hurt. That’s what I want. The problem is that it doesn’t exist.”

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