Monday, May 19, 2014

Taser death could get US Supreme Court review

Is taser use by police officers safe or unsafe? The US Supreme Court might decide.

 Article here.
The Supreme Court is being asked to review [ a 21- year -old- victim's] case as part of a civil rights lawsuit filed on behalf of his young son against a former Winnfield police officer. If the justices agree to hear the case, it would be the court's first look at police use of stun guns after turning away appeals from both recipients of the high-voltage shocks and from police officers.

A decision on taking up the issue (in other words, the decision of whether the court will hear the case or not) could come as soon as Monday.

Related article here. 

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