CINCINNATI – For the first time, amid continuing controversy and lawsuits over use of Tasers, a scientific, peer-reviewed study released this week shows the electronic stun guns can cause cardiac arrest and death.
But some police agencies continue to stand by their use of the weapons, saying the devices provide officers with a valuable, less-lethal means of subduing unruly suspects.
I’m glad the manufacture at least admits that tasers are NOT “non-lethal”. They are just “less lethal”. But they’re still lethal weapons. Since 2001, 500 people have died from being tasered, according to Amnesty International.