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Week 460
October 21, 2009

Editor's Note:

Recognizing the critical importance of TASER's new advisory and accurately understanding what the below news article does and does not say, we will soon be posting a PoliceOne Special Report that will share comments and insights from leading P1 experts about how this will affect officers.

Do you think this training bulletin will affect how you use your TASER? Read the article below — including reaction from less lethal expert Capt. Greg Meyer — and be sure to add your comments to the discussion.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor


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