Vegas Police Officers Sue Makers of Taser Weapons

November 25, 2008

Two Las Vegas police officers who were seriously hurt after being shocked by Taser weapons in 2003 have sued its makers, saying the company failed to properly warn the department about the potential for injury.

About a dozen officers around the country have made similar claims in suing Taser International Inc., questioning the company’s safety claims.

A third Las Vegas officer sued Taser but settled last year. Terms were not disclosed.

The Las Vegas police department has stopped a practice of shocking officers during training. During training, officers had been told that they couldn’t truly understand the weapon until they had been shocked by it.

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