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Stallings council approves police Tasers

Stallings police officers soon will be carrying Taser guns.

The Stallings Town Council approved a strict Taser use policy by a 5-1 vote on Monday, allowing the police department to train officers and issue them Tasers.

Police Chief Larke Plyler said the department has bought 10 Tasers, and Sgt. Heath Cranford is being trained as a Taser instructor. He will train the rest of the Stallings police officers.

Council member Wyatt Dunn voted against the Taser use policy, although he added stipulations to the Taser use policy to make it more restrictive.

Dunn has said Stallings is a safe community and officers don't need Tasers.

All on-duty police officers could be carrying Tasers by mid-October, Plyler has said.