Tasers are not toys. They are serious, potentially lethal weapons that in cases of taser police brutality can contribute to death and humiliation of victims.
Last week, a federal jury in San Jose awarded a family one million dollars in damages for the wrongful death of their loved one caused by a cop who used unreasonable force by way of taser police brutality and ended up killing the victim. The cop tased the man -- who was high on drugs and agitated (known factors that increase the chances a tasing can cause harm and death) -- ten times in less than two minutes. The victim was unarmed and there were four officers on scene who could have subdued him without need for taser police brutality.
The San Jose taser police brutality case was significant because it was the first time San Jose lost a case involving death from taser police brutality.
Another recent taser police brutality case ended in a hung jury. The case came out of Merced and involved a double amputee who was tased and then left out in the public with his pants down and his genitals exposed.