Among the findings, Border Patrol agents used tasers against individuals who presented no threat including while they were handcuffed, fleeing and even trying to climb the border fence to return to Mexico. The consequences of the agents' taser police brutality resulted in three deaths and dozens of serious injuries including brain damage.
Tasers also form the subject of a new documentary that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film, Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle, looks at tasers from the vantage point of the two brothers who founded an empire manufacturing tasers in the form of Taser International (which is also the manufacturer of LAPD's new body cameras).
According to reports by Amnesty International and others, at least 500 if not more than 600 people have died in the United States after being tased. Countless others have been injured. Media exposes, independent documentaries and civil rights lawsuits will continue as long as police officers use tasers in an unjustifiable, excessive and inexcusable manner.