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Taser use on the rise in Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune's Jeremiah Stettler looked at the rise in use of Tasers by Utah's police force and found that they are increasingly becoming the weapon of choice to subdue aggressive suspects. More than 4,200 Tasers have been distributed to officers in Utah's law enforcement agencies. Anaylsis of 180 cases where Tasers were deployed, showed that they are most frequently used upon those who resist arrest or struggle while in custody; fleeing suspects ranked second.

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