There’s been a policy change for one North Texas-connected company after some called their hiring practices into question. The CBS 11 i-Team has reported on the relationship between Taser International and former Fort Worth police Chief Jeffrey Halstead.
A lawsuit was filed against the City of Fort Worth and two police officers, claiming excessive force was used on Jermaine Darden in May 2013.
Two big cities are reviewing their ethics policies after the CBS 11 News I-Team and The Associated Press reported on how their police chiefs were closely linked to a company that won contracts to supply officers with body cameras.
A relationship between Fort Worth’s former police chief and the company it bought body cameras from, Taser International, is now under scrutiny.
Fort Worth city leaders are reviewing ethics and bidding policies in light of former chief’s relationship with a vendor.
Butler claims he was ‘tased’ for five seconds but the shock caused such severe muscle contractions he herniated three discs in his neck and suffered a compression fracture in his back.