The [Dziekanski] inquiry ... heard previously that the taser was fired five times and for a total of 31 seconds. The three final activations were in “push-stun” mode, the device’s pain-compliance setting. [LINK]
The X26 taser does not have a pain-compliance 'setting'.
The single-level output is designed to incapacitate, and was set to achieve that goal with a wide (un-)safety margin of +46%. [LINK]
When used in the so-called drive-stun pain compliance mode (which should be called 'Touch Torture' mode) without shooting the darts and wires, its output is unchanged.
[The specification sheet lists only one output level for both modes of deployment.]
It is simply pressed into the flesh where it causes burns. [LINK]
That electrical output is approximately 2000 times that which would be required to cause intense pain. [LINK]
So, the design concept is flawed from the outset.
The pain caused, by design, is vastly excessive (for "pain compliance").
PS: It is also indistinguishable from using the glowing end of a lit cigarette from the practical effects, or the ethical, moral, and legal view points. [LINK] [LINK]
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