Baltimore's Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved $1.1 million for Taser International to continue supplying city police with the company's stun guns and related equipment.
The contract renewal — which comes amid questions about how Baltimore police officers have used the devices in recent years — brings the total cost of Taser's contract with the city to $3.7 million since 2013.
Former Police Commissioner Anthony Batts moved in 2013 to equip the entire 2,900-member police force with Tasers, an increase from the 400 Tasers in circulation in 2012.
The initial contract was for $1.5 million. The latest payment to Taser extends the city's deal with the company...
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said regarding the shooting in Cherry Hill on Friday that, "... this level of violence in this community ... has to end." File Photo