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Part of body-worn camera footage from a violent incident between TPD and 34-year-old Jaime Herrera, who fought with officers after climbing on a neighbor's roof. At one point, Herrera — who had been carrying a knife — threw a brick at an officer, and bit down on an officer's thumb as he struggled.

A 34-year-old Tucson man died at a hospital Friday afternoon, days after a violent confrontation when he fought with police officers and was repeatedly shocked with a taser. Read more»

A BORSTAR agent with Border Patrol stands near a border monument east of Yuma, Arizona.

Nearly 4,000 Border Patrol agents will be given body-worn video cameras over the next year. The cameras will be deployed at 17 locations along the U.S.-Mexico border, including the Tucson Sector, as part of a $13 million contract with Scottsdale-based Axon Enterprises. Read more»

Body cameras worn by police can cost hundreds of dollars, and departments also must pay for secure video storage, training and oversight.

State lawmaker says requiring police to wear body cameras would promote trust and collaboration. Read more»

Body cameras are often no larger than a lipstick case and action recorded by them cannot be deleted or altered by police officers or police departments.

Scottsdale-based Taser was one of several makers of body cameras whose stock rose in the wake of a police shooting in the St. Louis suburb. But Taser officials said the stock started rising well before Ferguson, when studies last year showed the cameras' effectiveness. Read more»

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that two Phoenix police officers used reasonable force when they used a Taser 22 times on Ronald Marquez, a man they caught trying to perform an exorcism on his 3-year-old granddaughter. Read more»

A Nogales Station agent used a Taser on a suspected drug smuggler Thursday after the suspect made a threatening move toward the agent. Read more»

On Saturday at The Players Championship, sheriff's deputies tasered and arrested a man reported to have been harassing fans and players, including Tiger Woods. Read more»