The Queensland CMC report concludes that tasers can kill, but it stops short of scrapping them.
Basically, it's very nearly an Australian version of the Canadian Braidwood Inquiry into tasers.
The conclusion that tasers can kill is critically important. With such an acknowledgement, more reasonable policy will naturally flow. In the absence of such a taser-death link, the tasers will continue to be used on elderly drivers of antique tractors, or on little girls, or other abhorent examples.
What's still missing is the inevitable result of Taser International's liability-multiplying denials of any such risks. They've basically bet the company that nobody would ever connect the dots. And now the dots have been connected by many. Tasers "can kill".
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