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Why Tasers Fail – Tasers are less reliable than their maker has claimed. The results can be deadly

Tasers have become an essential tool for police, but how effective are they? An APM Reports investigation finds that officers in some big cities rated Tasers as unreliable up to 40 percent of the time, and in three large departments, newer models were less effective than older ones. In 258 cases over three years, a Taser failed to subdue someone who was then shot and killed by police.

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From: audio episode: Curtis Gilbert | Angela Caputo | Geoff Hing