"...approximate number of annual restraint deaths of 25..." [LINK]
See paragraph 8 referring to Mumola (2007) concerning 2003-2005 data.
"25" per YEAR?
Isn't it strange that the taser-associated in-custody death rate is running about SEVEN (7) PER MONTH (!), the starting point of the obvious ramp-up in 2003 being being strangely coincident with the introduction of the more-dangerous X26 taser in 2003. See graph below.
And not even asking if the non-taser ICD rate has shown a compensating decline.
This kinda..., sorta..., seems to... set an upper limit on how many of the taser-associated deaths might reasonably be attributed to "sudden ICD" based on this historical data (25 per year being about TWO per month, maximum). Leaves about FIVE per month, minimum. (Hey - I told you that the one-third was a low-ball. [LINK] and elsewhere)
See previous post: Taser-associated deaths 1999-2009
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