Police Litigation Against Taser Int'l
To satisfy themselves that the Taser is a safe device to use against individuals who aren't engaged in life-threatening behavior, the police occasionally shoot a volunteer officer with a Taser. The officer rarely volunteers a second time.
In fact, injuries during Taser training have produced litigation against Taser International, including this recent case:
The suit by [Jacob] Herring, chief of police in Hallsville, Mo., says he suffered at least two strokes, loss and impairment of his vision and hearing, neurological damage, a head injury and "significant cardiac damage" after being shocked by a Taser M26 during a class on April 20, 2004.
Taser acknowledges that it has been sued 14 times since 2003 by officers who say they were injured in training.
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