National Institute of Justice TASER Study - June 2011

Study of Deaths Following Electro-Muscular Disruption

  • “All evidence suggests that the use of CEDs carries with it a risk as low as or lower than most alternatives”
  • “There is currently no medical evidence that CEDs pose a significant risk for induced cardiac dysrhythmia in humans when deployed reasonably.”
  • “The risks of cardiac arrhythmias or death remain low and make CEDs more favorable than other weapons.”
  • “The literature suggests a substantial safety margin with respect to the use of CEDs when they are used according to manufacturer’s instructions.”
  • “90% less suspect Injuries"
  • “CED use is associated with a significantly lower risk of injury than physical force, so it should be considered as an alternative in situations that would otherwise result in the application of physical force.”

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