Elon, NC, in what is reported to be its THIRD taser-use settlement [moth+light], is paying 55-year-old John W. Paylor a settlement of $50,000 in relation to an incident in June 2006. Elon Police Chief Lavell Lovette said she felt that the police actions during the incident were 'appropriate considering the circumstances.' [LINK]
So if it's $50,000 for an "appropriate" taser deployment, then how much is on offer for an inappropriate taser deployment where the subject survives, and how much if he doesn't survive (YIKES!).
"...As part of the settlement, Lovette said she agreed to review the use-of-force policy and add language specific to Taser use."
Elon, NC reportedly has a population of about 7000. [Wiki]
Three taser settlements.
So where did the original Taser Use Policy come from?
Still friends with the stungun salesmen, are we?
Any taser-brainwashed heads roll yet?
Hey, I'm just asking questions...
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