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Vermont Activists Demand Taser Moratorium

Mental health advocates and civil libertarians are calling for a moratorium on police use of stun guns in Vermont following the death of man last week. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Mental Health Law Project at Vermont Legal …

Portland To Pay $250,000 For Mistakenly Arrested As Tagger

Portland City Council approved a $250,000 settlement Wednesday with a man who was mistakenly arrested by police who suspected he was a graffiti tagger. Dan Halsted was jolted five times with a Taser as he was walking home four years …

Court Reinstates Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against California Cop

A federal appeals court has reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit against a Madera police officer who authorities say mistakenly pulled out her handgun instead of her Taser before shooting a suspect in her patrol car. This week’s decision by the …

North Carolina Family Wins $10M in Wrongful Death Suit Against Taser

A federal jury awarded $10 million this week to the family of a North Carolina teenager who died after a police officer shocked him with a Taser at the grocery store where he worked, according to court documents. The jury …