South Florida Defense Attorneys Discuss Taser Hazards
By now, most of us have seen video clips of the University of Florida student who was tasered and arrested at a John Kerry forum in 2008. But while the verb “tase” has become part of our pop culture lexicon, Tasers can inflict serious harm. That’s why a recent editorial decries the use of Tasers by police, particularly in cases where the suspect has not resisted arrest.
According to the editorial, over 350 people have died in Taser-related incidents. In some case, a 17-year-old died when officers tasered the teen without talking to or identifying him. Tasers by definition give a sudden shock to the central nervous system which not everyone can withstand.
Our South Florida criminal defense law firm is very concerned about this issue and urged police officers to treat Tasers as they would any other potentially lethal weapon.
Source: Don’t Tase us, bro, ConnectSavannah.com, February 16, 2010
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