TASERs under scrutiny after claims of injury

A California lawyer says he can prove that TASERs are connected to cardiac arrest

Editor’s Note:

Editor’s Note: Several PoliceOne columnists provided analysis following the announcement last year by TASER International regarding the more effective target area at the lower torso. Numerous TASER instructors have been teaching to aim at low center mass for frontal shots for years because it’s more effective to engage the pelvic triangle to get a good incapacitation. The article below fails to mention that fact, and frankly seems pretty one-sided. For the rest of the story, check out our comprehensive coverage.


WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Sitting at the kitchen table in his small house, Steven Butler has trouble even with a very simple question. He cannot tell you the day of the week or the month, and he has to have the help of a calendar to tell you the year.

"Once a moment is gone, it's gone," said his brother and caregiver, David Butler says in an interview to air on tonight's "Campbell Brown". "He can't remember any good times, birthday parties, Christmas, any event."

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