The study, published in the American Journal of Cardiology, analyzed data received from 50 police departments and found that in the first year tasers were used, sudden deaths increased six fold. ...
Dr. Zian Tseng, assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and one of the study’s co-authors ... suggests that officers should have a defibrillator available should a suspect suddenly collapse after being tasered and that officers should hesitate before using the tasers at all.
But if they are forced to use them, Tseng says that officers should avoid tasering suspects in the chest and pull the trigger as few times as possible. [LINK]
In other words, Taser's continuing claim that tasers cannot possibly affect the heart are not accepted by all experts in the field of medicine.
So obviously, given these clear-cut findings, the self-styled Institute for Prevention of In-Custody Deaths (a strange little outfit with many indirect connections to Taser and some ethically-challenged direct links to Taser's hired help) will get right on this and provide serious advice about being more careful with those obviously dangerous tasers?
Yeah - dream on.
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