Retired Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead, left, introduces retired Cincinnati Police Chief Tom Streicher on Feb. 15 at a Taser International conference at California Highway Patrol headquarters in Sacramento, Calif. A review by The Associated Press showed that Taser is covering airfare and hotel stays for police chiefs who travel to speak at the company’s marketing conferences. It is also hiring some recently retired chiefs as consultants, sometimes months after their cities signed contracts with Taser.
Retired Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead, left, introduces retired Cincinnati Police Chief Tom Streicher on Feb. 15 at a Taser International conference at California Highway Patrol headquarters in Sacramento, Calif. A review by The Associated Press showed that Taser is covering airfare and hotel stays for police chiefs who travel to speak at the company’s marketing conferences. It is also hiring some recently retired chiefs as consultants, sometimes months after their cities signed contracts with Taser. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Retired Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead, left, introduces retired Cincinnati Police Chief Tom Streicher on Feb. 15 at a Taser International conference at California Highway Patrol headquarters in Sacramento, Calif. A review by The Associated Press showed that Taser is covering airfare and hotel stays for police chiefs who travel to speak at the company’s marketing conferences. It is also hiring some recently retired chiefs as consultants, sometimes months after their cities signed contracts with Taser. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press

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