Calif. TASER ruling sets standards for police, claims


By Bob Egelko
San Francisco Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Police need reasons to believe a suspect is dangerous before firing a TASER and can't use their stun gun simply because the person is disobeying orders or acting erratically, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Monday.

The decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sets judicial standards for police and for people who claim they were victims of excessive force after police hit them with a TASER dart.

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