Danger in The Speed Trap

Are state troopers getting cancer from radar guns?

Speeding motorists have long lived in fear of the state trooper armed with a radar gun. Now it turns out that the troopers themselves may be at risk. Last week the Connecticut state police banned the use of hand-held speed detectors after three officers filed claims saying long-term exposure to the guns gave them cancer.

The Connecticut action, the first of its kind by a state police department, brings to light a controversy that has been brewing quietly in the law- enforcement community for more than a year. Across the U.S., dozens of cops who work with radar guns day in...

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