For months, the San Miguel County Commission has been considering whether the Sheriff’s Department should use Tasers.
Last week, the commission held a public hearing on the electroshock weapon. Sheriff Benjie Vigil invited several other sheriffs; speaking for them was the director of the New Mexico Sheriffs and Chiefs Association, Jim Burleson.
Burleson’s message was simple: The sheriff should decide whether to use Tasers, not the County Commission.
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