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No authorities properly tested Tasers in Canada, so CBC/Radio-Canada undertook what became the largest independent testing of Tasers ever. National Technical Services tested the Tasers and found more than 10 percent of the those tested were either defective or significantly off specifications.
Fort Worth Weekly partnered with University of North Texas students who made open records requests of all Texas law enforcement agencies to obtain data on deaths and injuries in Texas resulting form law enforcement agency individual's Taser use.
The authors investigated the problems arising from the use of the taser guns as non-lethal force. People have died from the uses of tasers, and yet the Police departments around the country are still buying them in the thousands. Tasers were also failing in the field and in tests.
This series of stories examines stun-gun safety and how police are using the weapons. Stun-gun manufacturer Taser International has claimed that the shock of the gun is not lethal, but the Republic found the devices to be linked to at least 11 deaths, according to autopsy reports and interviews with medical examiners nationwide. The Republic's investigation also found that Phoenix area police use the weapon mostly against unarmed suspects in petty crimes. The newspaper's investigation prompted inquires by both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Arizona Attorney General's office.