Grand Traverse County Recommends New Tasers for Deputies

Some Grand Traverse County deputies may soon have a new tool in their fight against crime. Tuesday morning the county's public safety committee approved the recommendation to buy 61 tasers for the department. Right now only sergeants carry tasers. If the county board approves the $58,000 request, all road deputies will be issued a taser, and others will be available to corrections officers if needed. The full county board will take up the department's request at its next meeting.