Some Police Officers Are Finding Tasers Less Effective Than They Once Were There have been lawsuits claiming Taser shocks are deadly, but another problem gets less attention; officers often find them ineffective — leading to fatal shootings when they don't subdue a suspect.
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Some Police Officers Are Finding Tasers Less Effective Than They Once Were

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Some Police Officers Are Finding Tasers Less Effective Than They Once Were

Some Police Officers Are Finding Tasers Less Effective Than They Once Were

Some Police Officers Are Finding Tasers Less Effective Than They Once Were

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There have been lawsuits claiming Taser shocks are deadly, but another problem gets less attention; officers often find them ineffective — leading to fatal shootings when they don't subdue a suspect.

This story is part of the APM Reports investigation When Tasers Fail. On the website, you can read their methodology for analyzing Taser effectiveness and explore their database of 258 cases where police shot people after Tasers proved ineffective.