In the third installment of the Taser Letters, today we look at a letter from Rye Police Commissioner William R. Connors to Thomas J. Troetti, lawyer for the Rye Police Association, dated May 4, 2009.
Love this is not. Connors responds–using force(ful language)–to the RPA's assertion it may need to use additional force. Check it out:
"With respect to your assertions… it is hard to contemplate a more inappropriate, ill advised comment than that from a police union or counsel… Your threat or suggestion that as a result of this Department's weapons deployment decisions, or the inability of you and your client to understand them, that PBA members may have to resort to more physical forces than is reasonably necessary is outrageous and would, if carried out, violate, among other things, the sworn oath of our officers."
Don't know what it is like to be tasered? Watch this video of D-list celebrity Eric Estrada (yes, Ponch from CHiPs) being tasered. You can't make this stuff up.
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