Aurora police to carry Tasers

May 2, 2008 2:27:49 PM PDT
The Aurora Police Department is equipping its officers with stun guns commonly known as tasers. Officials said the decision to use stun guns stemmed from the number of officers injured during struggles with suspects.

Tasers give a person a jolt of electricity to incapacitate them. Officials believe it is safer and less lethal than using a baton or other weapons.

So far Aurora officers have been trained to use the tasers.