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Baltimore approves $1.1 million more for Tasers

Baltimore approves $1.1 million more for Tasers

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...

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