Ga. officers to get updated training on TASER usage


By Megan Matteucci
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA, Ga. — Some metro Atlanta police officers are being retrained in the safer use of Tasers since the manufacturer of the "stun guns" issued a warning last week.

In a training bulletin to law enforcement, Taser International said that an "adverse cardiac event" could result when an officer fires the 50,000-volt weapon and hits a suspect in the chest. The company recommends officers aim for the back, abdomen or thigh and avoid the chest, face and neck.

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