Officer reportedly said that she knew what she doing. [LINK]
Officer reportedly claimed that she unknowingly held down the trigger of the X26 taser for 49 seconds. This was followed by another cycle when Mr. Jacobs "failed to obey" (right after being tasered for 49 seconds...). [LINK]
Keep in mind that Taser International's claims of taser safety do not appear to provide any warnings that would allow a logical explanation about this death. According to their Cardiac Safety webpage, being hit with a taser for 49 seconds is exactly as safe as being tasered for a shorter duration. This "ping pong ball" logic was written by "Dr." (not a medical doctor) Mark Kroll.
The best legal approach might be to extract a big settlement from the city, and then use that as seed money to take on the OEM. Also, the passage of time can only help the plaintiff's side. But this is just my view...
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