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San Francisco Police Commission Approves Restrictive Taser Policy

Officers are limited from using Tasers in special circumstances, including when a person is pregnant, elderly, frail, appears to be a child or when the officer has “credible information” the person is suffering from a serious medical or psychiatric condition.

March 15, 2018

N.J. Police Can Now Use Stun Guns in More Situations

North Jersey law enforcement officials praised new guidelines Thursday that give officers broader discretion in deciding when to deploy stun guns, while a leading civil rights organization criticized them as giving too much power to police.

March 4, 2016

NYPD Hopes More Potent Pepper Spray Will Lead to Fewer Police Shootings
Less-Lethal Options

Less-Lethal Options

Law enforcement officers have plenty of less-lethal options to avoid a deadly force encounter, including light, chemical agents, conducted electrical weapons, projectile weapons, and launchable pepper projectiles. Read more in our March feature "Less-Lethal Weapon Options" and make sure to train with your mutual-aid agencies. Photos by Mark W. Clark and Amaury Murgado.

March 5, 2013

Video: Okla. Cop Suspended for TASERing Drunk Woman

Ohio Police Department Shuts Down

City administrators shut down the Mount Sterling (Ohio) Police Department, after an officer used a TASER on a 9-year-old boy earlier this month. The incident apparently began when the boy refused to go to school.

March 12, 2012

TASER CEO Clarifies Chest Shot Guideline

TASER CEO Clarifies Chest Shot Guideline

TASER CEO Rick Smith says he is surprised by the uproar, which was caused by an article in the Arizona Republic, and that the targeting model was not changed because the company sees greater risk of cardiac events from chest shots.

October 27, 2009

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