Jacksonville, FL - A police officer says his attempt to arrest a shoplifter had a deadly ending when his X26 taser, made by defendants Taser International and DGG Taser, failed him. Jared Reston says when the stun gun failed the shoplifter pulled out a gun and shot him in the chin, and didn't stop shooting until Reston pulled his own gun and killed the man. [LINK]
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It's intriguing to try to imagine Taser International's awkward legal and moral position with the above lawsuit. What possible defense would they have? How aggressively can they legally fight-back against this injured police officer?
Sucks to be Taser these days.
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