Taser caution: Police urged to aim lower, company says

St. Petersburg Times

In the five years that Tampa Bay law enforcement agencies have been using stun guns, Taser International has maintained that the weapons are a safe alternative to deadly force.

But in a recent memo issued nationwide to police agencies, Taser says that shocks to the chest pose a small risk of injury and police agencies could protect themselves from lawsuits by avoiding the head, neck and chest.

Their advice: Aim lower.

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