The Modesto/Stanislaus NAACP and several law enforcement agencies this week are sponsoring a program about the less-than-lethal uses of force that officers can deploy.
The program is expected to include a demonstration on the use of a Taser, a weapon that came under scrutiny over the past year when three inmates at the Stanislaus County Jail died after they were shocked with Tasers. Coroner's reports concluded the shocks did not cause their deaths.
The program is free and open to the public. It begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the King-Kennedy Memorial Center, 601 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.