10/23/2006

Idaho officials to look at TASER incident with 18 year old

By PHIL DAVIDSON
Idaho Falls Post Register (Idaho)

Top brass with the Idaho Falls Police Department will review an officer's use of a Taser on an 18-year-old.

The May incident marked at least the sixth time an Idaho Falls officer had fired his Taser, the electronic restraining devices that patrol officers have been armed with since April. The mother of the 18-year-old said officers are too quick to turn to the devices, which send 50,000 volts through a person's body.

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