Expert Gives Inside Look at Effectiveness of Tasers

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March 12, 2020 | Originally published by WFSB on February 12, 2020

(WFSB) — So far this year, there have been three police-involved shootings in the state. Video from two of them have been released, and it is shown that tasers were used in both of those cases, yet police ultimately used their guns.

“When electronic defense weapons first came on the market, the idea was that they would be used to replace lethal force. I think that was sort of a misnomer,” said Ken Barone of the Institute for Regional and Municipal Policy. One case was in West Haven after 19-year-old Mubarak Soulemane led police on a chase on I-95.