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Study of deaths following use of Taser, show no medical evidence in use of conducted-energy devices.

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On wednesday, the National Institute of Justice NIJ -agency of the U.S. Department of Justice- released two new research reports. The documents were mostly favorable regarding the safety and use of conducted-energy devices, commonly known as Tasers.

The NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the Justice Dept.  The tasers did cause controversy in the past, but  a 74-page report issued by the NIJ states there is no medical evidence showing the devices pose a significant risk for cardiac arrest in humans when they are deployed reasonably, f.e. not longer TASER activations than 15 seconds.

The study was conducted by a panel of medical experts who examined why individuals died after being shot by Tasers during police encounters.

The panel said the risk of injury or death from the use of a Taser, whether because of the darts, falls or fractures, is probably less than 1 percent. READ MORE HERE