MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Sheriff Dave Shaffer told the county commissioners he is still working on funding for his plan to equip all the deputies with Tasers.
He said some of the money will come from trading in the shotguns the deputies currently carry in their cruisers. The deputies will still have their patrol rifles in the cruisers for extra firepower if needed.
The Tasers, which will be equipped with cameras, will give the deputies a less lethal way of subduing a suspect who refuses to cooperate.
Also during his regular meeting with the commissioners, the sheriff said a representative of PC Surveillance is rescheduling a visit to look at the jail’s video camera system. While he is here, Shaffer said, he will have the representative look at the hookup with Mount Vernon Municipal Court for video arraignments. Shaffer said the court has reported some instances of the image freezing or breaking up and Shaffer said he wants to know if there is a glitch in the system.
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