USA: Amnesty International's concerns about Taser use: Statement to the US Justice Department inquiry into deaths in custody

USA: Amnesty International's concerns about Taser use: Statement to the US Justice Department inquiry into deaths in custody

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Index Number: AMR 51/151/2007
Date Published: 1 October 2007
Categories: Americas, USA

This document provides the text of an oral briefing by Amnesty International to the Chief Medical Panel supporting a US Justice Department inquiry into deaths in custody following electro-muscular disruption. The study is examining the impact of Taser stun guns and similar electrical weapons known as "conducted energy devices" (CEDs). Amnesty International's statement was given on 27 September 2007 in Washington, DC.


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