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Monday, February 6, 2006

 

Tasers Not Recommended To Subdue Small Children

`Police should not use Taser stun guns to subdue small children, a Miami-Dade grand jury said Thursday.

But it did not propose an outright ban on using stun guns to subdue all minors because some larger children could threaten police regardless of age.

“We are aware that there are 11 and 12-year-olds who are as large as some high school football players and who would create more of a risk to an officer than someone older,” the grand jury said in a final report focusing on law enforcement’s use of stun guns as an alternative to deadly force.’




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