Churchill Wants Taser Policy Kept Secret
Bowling, Brian, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Churchill wants an Allegheny County judge to overturn a state agency's decision that the borough's Taser policy is a public record.
Tracey McCants Lewis, a Duquesne University law professor, said the university's Center for the Bill of Rights requested a copy of the policy as part of its investigation into an incident in which Churchill police used a Taser on a juvenile.
"We'd like to look into the policy to see if use of the Taser was appropriate," she said.
Lewis said the NAACP referred the case to the center.
Churchill denied the center's Right-to-Know request on the grounds that letting the public see the policy would endanger its police …
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Publication information: Article title: Churchill Wants Taser Policy Kept Secret. Contributors: Bowling, Brian - Author. Newspaper title: Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Publication date: June 13, 2009. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.