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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, February 14, 2005

Taser Controversy Continues to Grow: UPDATE

Although more than 6,000 police departments in the U.S. now use tasers, controversy around this alternative to lethal force continues to grow.  Listen to NPR report here.

UPDATE: After a taser causes the death of a suspect in Chicago, the Chicago PD suspends distribution of new tasers.  Shares of taser manufacturer drops 9%.  Story here.   [Mark Godsey]

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