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Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 8:12am.

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) -- The Fayetteville Police Department is taking a brand of stun guns off the streets to determine whether it's safe to use after a man died while officers tried to subdue him with an electric shock. The Fayetteville Observer reported Tuesday that Police Chief Tom Bergamine said he has no reason to believe that the Taser used in last week's incident malfunctioned. All officers have been ordered to turn in their Tasers at the department's training facility where the weapons will be inspected to make sure they are functioning properly. Policies on the use of the electric weapons are also being checked. The State Bureau of Investigation says 56-year-old Michael Evans died last Wednesday after being stunned with a Taser during a struggle with three Fayetteville police officers. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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