Government allows stun guns for frontline officers

Aug 28, 2013 By Matthew Friedberg
TORONTO – Ontario’s governing Liberals are going to allow all frontline police officers to carry stun guns following the fatal shooting of a Toronto teenager last month.

Community Safety Minister Madeleine Meilleur says it will be up to local police forces to decide whether to equip their officers with the weapons, and it will be up to those forces to pay for them.

Meilleur says the decision was made after an extensive consultation with police and coroners across the province.