More than 5,000 Chicago police officers are being equipped with
Tasers–weapons that send electric shocks to the body and can cause
severe pain. To get an idea of the potential consequences this new move
could have, WBEZ Reporter Natalie Moore spoke with Anthony Williams, 41, who said he suffered
from Taser abuse at a jail in Kankakee County. Listen to the interview. WBEZ also spoke
with Kelly Virella to get her perspective on her investigation, “Taser Timeout,” published in the current issue of The Chicago Reporter. The story takes a closer look at Taser use at the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee, County.