Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) 2005 Conducted Energy Device (CED) guidelines [PDF].
This document is from 2005.
Many many many of the worst examples of taser overuse, misuse and abuse are in direct contradiction to the recommendations contained in this document. In other words, it is perfect ammunition to win lawsuits against those departments that have Taser Use policies that follow advice from the slick-talking stun gun salesmen as opposed to the common sense recommendations found in this document.
As a rough guess, many-to-most taser deaths could be avoided if these guidelines were adopted.
One question: why do we (society) allow this 2005 document to acknowledge the risk of death, while Taser International denies the same? How has this obvious discrepancy been allowed to fester and kill for all these years?
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