... Lawyer Garry Adams said in a motion that one day after the jury finished its deliberations a juror called him to say that at least two jurors, including the foreman, whom she described as “the principal advocate for police,” consulted Taser International’s website and used information from the site to try to persuade other jurors. The juror who called Adams ... later testified under oath, telling U.S. District Judge John B. Heyburn II that both jurors mentioned that the company’s website claims that Tasers are “non-lethal” and cannot cause fatal injuries. ... [via TNT]
Too bad these jurors didn't stumble across the Braidwood Inquiry, or the Maryland Attorney General's report that concluded that Taser International has "significantly" understated the risks of taser use.
Attention those that enforce procurement rules - This sort of thing is a direct result of allowing procurement to proceed where there is a lack of consensus between the vendor (taser-R-safe) and the agency making the purchase.
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