30 more Eugene police officers to carry Tasers

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Another 30 police officers will be equipped with Tasers by the end of the year.

The department has $80,000 available for the equipment and training from a federal grant and city funds.

The Register Guard reports patrol officers have the option of carrying stun guns. About 40 officers began carrying Tasers in 2008. Another 30 officers are not interested in carrying Tasers.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com