Cross-file under - Dangerous design flaw
Utica, NY - The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is investigating how an Oneida County Family Court judge came to be accidentally shocked with a Taser during a conversation with a courtroom deputy last week. Judge Randal Caldwell was talking with one of his staff members inside the hallway of his chambers around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, when one of the Oneida County sheriff's courtroom deputies joined in the conversation, Caldwell said. Then, Caldwell felt a sudden “thud” in the back of his leg right above the knee, as well as a painful tingle of electricity, he said. ...
On Friday, TASER International Inc. spokesman Steve Tuttle said ... certain circumstances could result in a misfire, he said. "If there's static, it could possibly go off." Tuttle said.
Stupid design, to say the least.