Someone, somewhere has access to a key part of the puzzle. But this information is apparently not readily available. I've looked for it and it appears to be redacted from the available databases and reports.
The taser-associated death rate per deployment of the older 1999-era M26 taser model versus the newer 2003-era X26 taser model. This death rate needs to include deaths from all "causes".
Science is about making predictions. Here is mine: The data will show that the use of X26 taser is significantly more often associated with fatal outcomes than the M26 on a per deployment basis. This is just a prediction.
I don't have access to the well-buried reports that provide the necessary data to prove or refute this prediction. But the apples to oranges data sets seem to indicate an inexplicable imbalance.
Why is this data not readily available?
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