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Chicago Police Issue Revised Policy on Use of Tasers

The Chicago Police Department has rewritten rules on the use of Tasers to deter officers from using them on people who are running away or vulnerable to injury. The Chicago Tribune reported that the tightened policy follows the newspaper’s investigation …

How Civil Immunity Lawsuit Led to Limits on Taser Use: Reuters Report

One of the biggest commercial threats to Taser International’s signature weapon could come from a lawsuit the company won. Across the United States, wrongful death lawsuits involving Tasers have created a body of case law restricting the use of a …

Taser Deaths Produce at Least 442 Lawsuits Against Police, Municipalities: Reuters

In a first-of-its-kind review of court documents, police reports, other public records and news accounts, Reuters compiled the most comprehensive public accounting to date of deaths and litigation that followed police use of Tasers. In all, reporters documented 1,005 people …

Taser Not Liable in Death of Teenager, Court Rules

Taser International Inc. is not liable for the death of a 16-year-old Michigan boy soon after he was struck in the chest by two taser darts shot by a police officer, resulting in cardiac arrest, a federal appeals court ruled …