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Mayor Pugh releases statement on taser ban lawsuit

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Posted at 9:04 AM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 09:04:27-05

Baltimore City could soon lift a ban on the use of electronic weapons like tasers and stun guns.

Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh released a statement Thursday addressing a lawsuit against the city over the right to own and use the weapons.

"With regard to litigation about the use of electronic weapons in Baltimore City, the City and Plaintiffs have agreed to wait up to 90 days to allow for potential legislative action by the City which would remove the need to move forward with the lawsuit," she said. "The agreement keeps in place the ban on stun gun and taser-type devices currently existing under State law, as well as prohibiting devices in a public school, State or City buildings, by persons suffering from mental disorders, or persons subject to a protective order for domestic violence."

Howard County and Baltimore County are also being sued.

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Howard County lifted its ban on tasers earlier this week in response to the lawsuit.

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