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Resource ID: #27894
Subject: Police
Source: Baltimore Sun
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Date: March 19, 2016

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This first-ever data analysis of police use of Tasers revealed that departments across Maryland predominantly used the devices against suspects who, by their own assessment, posed no immediate threat, and showed that officers didn't follow widely accepted safety recommendations, shocking people for longer than what's recommended and firing at the chest despite warnings it could cause cardiac arrest.

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