A French court has imposed an immediate moratorium on tasers, for all local (municipal) police, until the training, and I presume the associated Taser Use Policies, are brought up to acceptable standards. [LINK]
"Documents leaked from the Interior Ministry in November 2008 claimed that the Taser has been moved from the category of 'non-lethal' weapon to 'reduced lethality'."
"reduced lethality" as compared to what? Guns? But are tasers used strictly in place of guns? Or whenever the officer feels like it?
If tasers are used in place of lower and safer (with respect to death) forms of force, then they should categorized as "increased lethality" weapons.
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