TASER Laws & Legal Resources

Legal Reference

State Statute Quick Summary Chart

Brief summary of state statutes and laws related to conducted electrical weapons (CEWs).

State Statute Chart

State statutes and laws applicable to Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs).

TASER Device Liability & Litigation Risk

Product liability litigation risk. For law enforcement agencies there is civil risk and for individual officers there are civil and criminal excessive use-of-force liability and litigation risks under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state specific causes of action. Law enforcement use-of-force risks and device manufacturer risks are separate and distinct liability and litigation risks—manufacturers and distributors are not liable for excessive force claims and law enforcement agencies and individual officers are not liable for product liability claims.

Synopsis of the recent Ninth Circuit decision

Bryan v. McPherson regarding the use of a TASER CEW

Legal Resource Links

Conducted Electrical Weapons: Legal Resources

Resources for the legal aspects of Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs)

Americans for Effective Law Enforcement

A library containing many articles and case summaries involving the use of conducted electrical weapon as well as general use-of-force topics.