Ga. officers to get updated training on TASER usage
By Megan Matteucci
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.