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SCOTUS Won't Review Police TASER Use

May 29, 2012  | 

Photo: POLICE file
Photo: POLICE file

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider the cases of two women who claimed officers violated their civil rights when they used TASERs on them.

The justices rejected the two appeals from the Ninth Circuit Court at a May 24 conference, reports Business Week. Officers used TASER stun guns against resistive subjects in Seattle and Hawaii.

In the first case, a Seattle Police officer stunned pregnant Malaika Brooks, after she was pulled over for driving 12 mph over the 20-mph limit and refused to sign the citation.

In the second case, a Maui Police officer stunned Jayzel Mattos, who fought with officers who attempted to defuse her drunk husband during a domestic disturbance in 2006.

Related:

SCOTUS May Review Police TASER Use

Ninth Circuit: Stun Gun Use Excessive In 2 Cases

Tags: TASER, Civil Rights Cases, Less-Lethal Force, U.S. Supreme Court


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Bob@Az. @ 5/30/2012 11:17 AM

I have a feeling the whole story on Ms.Brooks is not here and as for Ms.Mattos, want to take bets on who called the cops on her drunken husband? Be safe out there! Never lose sight of the danger.

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