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Sheriff hopefuls debate Tasers

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By Don Pace

Three Democratic candidates for San Miguel County sheriff said the Sheriff’s Department should be able to use Tasers, which are electroshock weapons.

Another said it’s too early because the department is still an inmate transport agency, not a law enforcement one. Still another said he’s opposed to the weapon entirely, to which an independent candidate agreed.

Candidates for sheriff and magistrate judge took questions during a forum on Thursday sponsored by the Highlands University Graduate Student Senate.


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