Since 40 patrol officers in Eugene, OR began carrying tasers in early 2008, they have used them nearly 200 times. Eugene officers fired tasers in 49 incidents in 2008 and 2009. They threatened to use stun guns but did not pull the trigger in 144 more cases... [LINK]
These figure should be compared to the historical rate of lethal gunfire. Were the Eugene police shooting about 25 people per year previous to the introduction of tasers?
Tasers are touted as being "less lethal" (than guns) but they're obviously being used at a rate that is many, many times that of lethal gun fire.
Eugene panel to propose Taser policy revisions soon [LINK]
Yeah, ...well duh!
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