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Resource ID: #27020
Subject: Police
Source: Miami New Times
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Date: Dec. 30, 2014

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This article exposes Taser abuse by police officers in Miami, Florida. On August 6, 2013, Miami Beach Police fatally tasered 18-year-old Israel Hernandez after catching him spray-painting graffiti on an abandoned McDonald's. Miami New Times reporter Michael E. Miller broke the story, and then followed it up with a dozen other articles on Hernandez's case. Miller compiled thousands of pages of records that showed local officers were overusing and misusing these devices, resulting in injuries and - in some cases - even death. His reporting showed cops often ignored their own departments' procedures on Taser use, yet were never held accountable.

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