Police are using stun guns more frequently to apprehend suspects and Representative Monique Davis says they should be required to document each incident. But the proposal has stirred controversy in the legislature, getting harsh criticism from downstate Representative David Reis [[Rice]].
Officers are already required to fill out a report if they use a stun gun. Davis's proposal would have implemented broader reporting policies, requiring the officer to reveal the race of the suspect and whether he or she was armed. The information would have been compiled and used to determine if more training is needed on when to use a stun gun. The measure failed 76-41.