Effects of the Taser in fatalities involving police confrontation.

  title={Effects of the Taser in fatalities involving police confrontation.},
  author={R N Kornblum and Suresh K Reddy},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  volume={36 2},
Sixteen deaths associated with the use of the Taser were examined. All involved young males who had a history of abuse of controlled substances; all but three were under the influence of cocaine, phencyclidine [phenylcyclohexylpiperidine (PCP)], or amphetamine. All were behaving in a bizarre or unusual fashion which necessitated calling the police. The cause of death was an overdose of drugs in eleven, gunshot wounds in three, heart disease and Taser shock in one, and an undetermined cause in… CONTINUE READING

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