NYPD officers getting newer, stronger tasers

October 6, 2010 3:28:20 AM PDT
New York's Finest are getting new tasers.

About 20 NYPD officers currently have them.

Police shot and killed a man in Washington Heights on Sunday after an older taser failed to subdue him.

The NYPD has about 600 tasers, but they're early models that are being discontinued.

The new model is half the weight and more powerful, and the two prongs that carry the electrical charge are able to penetrate two inches of clothing to complete the circuit.