Cincinnati PD move to 'aim for the back' TASER use

The policy also prohibits frontal shots, except in self-defense or to defend someone else


Dayton Daily News

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati police have revised guidelines on their use of stun guns in an effort to reduce the potential risk of serious injury or death, police said Tuesday.

The new guidelines recommend that officers should aim at a suspect's back when deploying the barbs from a stun gun, according to a police statement.

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