NEWSPAPER REPORTS STUN GUN USE INVOLVED IN 120 DEATHS SINCE 1999May 31, 2005 | www.Newsinferno.com
Using a number of sources, The Arizona Republic has compiled a list of 120 cases in the United States and Canada since 1999 where a death followed the use of a Taser stun gun.
The sources used included autopsy reports, computer searches, police reports, media accounts, and Taserâ€™s own records. To date, the research has shown that many of the deaths were "a cause, a contributing factor or could not be ruled out in someoneâ€™s death."
In several other cases, coroners and other officials reported that the use of the stun gun was not a factor in the death. In any event, the report lends strong support to the claim by many critics of the Taser that the so-called non-lethal weapon is far more dangerous than its manufacturer would have the public believe.