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Some Police Officers Are Finding Tasers Less Effective Than They Once Were

There have been lawsuits claiming Taser shocks are deadly, but another problem gets less attention; officers often find them ineffective — leading to fatal shootings when they don't subdue a suspect.

This story is part of the APM Reports investigationWhen Tasers Fail. On the website, you can read theirmethodologyfor analyzing Taser effectiveness andexploretheir database of 258 cases where police shot people after Tasers proved ineffective.

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Curtis Gilbert