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Warren police department drops use of stun guns

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WARREN, Mich. (AP) -

A southeast Michigan police department has discontinued the use of Taser-brand stun guns in part because it doesn't have funds to replace old ones.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reported Sunday that the decision was made after the Warren Police Department was notified by Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Taser International Inc. that the "general useful life" of the more than 150 stun guns carried by its officers had expired.

The department has used Tasers for about six years.

Police Commissioner Jere Green says some of the devices weren't working properly and the department doesn't have the money to buy new ones.

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