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No more stun gun fun for cops?

No more stun gun fun for cops? Of course with cops they ALWAYS make mountains out of mile hills and EVERYTHING is a life threatening situations. So if a cops sees a jay walker he want to have some stun gun fun with he will claim that he thought the jay walker was going to kill him by kicking sand on him or some other silly excuse to use the tazer!


Appeals court ruling could limit police use of Taser stun guns

Dec. 30, 2009 12:07 PM

Associated Press .

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has set down strict guidelines for when police officers may use Tasers.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal ruled Monday that a Coronado, Calif., police officer used excessive force when he used his Taser on an unarmed, nonviolent suspect. The unanimous three-judge panel upheld a trial court decision allowing the suspect, Carl Bryan, to pursue his lawsuit against the city, police department and officer.

The appeals court said that only in threatening situations should an officer use a Taser since it inflicts more pain than other so-called nonlethal weapons at police disposal. Experts expect some police departments will have to change their Taser policies if the decision stands.

Tasers are manufactured by Taser International in Scottsdale.