Courthouse News - A suburban Chicago police officer alledgedly tasered Prospero Lassi (who was having a diabetic seizure) eleven times for nearly a minute. ... Reportedly, he has suffered permanently scarring and the taser has caused him neurological damage that has not abated. [LINK]
The permanent scars give some indication that the taser is quite simply an instrument of torture and there is little practical difference between a taser used in Touch Torture (a.k.a. Drive Stun) mode and just using a cigarette lighter to torture and burn the victim.
This incident seems like one where a seven or eight figure settlement might be appropriate.
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