Brief summary of state statutes and laws related to conducted electrical weapons (CEWs).
State statutes and laws applicable to Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs).
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.
Bryan v. McPherson regarding the use of a TASER CEW
Resources for the legal aspects of Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs)
A library containing many articles and case summaries involving the use of conducted electrical weapon as well as general use-of-force topics.