A Taser is an electroshock weapon that is sold by the Taser International corporation. The taser is a hand-held device that resembles a hand gun, but shoots two small dart-like electrodes instead of bullets. These dart-like electrodes are designed to pierce the human skin and deliver a 1200 volt electric charge through a person. The darts are fired at a speed of 160 feet per second and the shock disables the target’s muscles and overrides the victim’s central nervous system rendering the target helpless. The shock causes paralysis and intense pain.
Law enforcement started using tasers or stun guns as a welcome alternative to excessive force. However, the use of a taser or stun can become questionable when the law enforcement officer is not facing a dangerous situation. Unlawful and unconstitutional taser and stun gun use can cause serious injuries and extreme pain. Some extreme cases have even caused death by taser.
California and federal law provide restrictions for the use of tasers and enable victims of taser injuries to obtain financial recovery in certain circumstances. If you have been the subject of an unlawful taser or stun gun injury contact Harrington Law for a free consultation to determine if you have a civil claim.
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