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Statistics Indicate TASERs Decrease Litigation Against Law Enforcement

June 27, 2007  | 

Statistics compiled in a White Paper released by leading advanced electronic control devices manufacturer TASER International indicate that use of a TASER device reduces the risk of excessive use of force claims and litigation filed against law enforcement agencies and officers. TASER recently achieved a company milestone with its 51st lawsuit dismissal record and no losses.

"In light of our 51st court dismissal in favor of TASER International, I have provided a white paper that analyzes our litigation track record and excessive use of force litigation against law enforcement," says Doug Klint, TASER International's Vice President and General Counsel. "Over the past few years we have accumulated compelling field statistics documenting significant injury reductions from TASER device use, risk management reviews showing how the TASER device can reduce excessive use of force claims, and court decisions holding that use of TASER technology does not per se constitute excessive use of force."

Klint adds that the report's conclusions indicate that court rulings and statistics compiled by law enforcement agencies confirm that the deployment of a TASER electronic control device (ECD) is a reasonable use of force and a key component with regard to the reduction of excessive use of force liability claims and litigation against law enforcement.

"The savings that results from this reduction in excessive use of force liability claims and litigation is a very important economic benefit to law enforcement agencies that deploy TASER ECDs," says Klint.

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