TASER International reports that at the end of 2011, they received an order from the Chicago Police Department for 680 units. The use of these electroshock weapons has increased dramatically in recent years, and the number of reports of their abuse has also risen. If you have been wrongfully attacked by a police officer using a taser, you should not hesitate to take legal action to defend your civil rights.
Tasers are touted as effective tools for defusing civil disturbances while increasing officer safety and avoiding police shootings, as well as being "less lethal" weapons. This perception that they are less harmful leads to the misguided conception that it is acceptable to use them more broadly than bludgeons or firearms. Abuse is frequent and indiscriminate, with reports of school children being shocked, as well as unarmed suspects who posed no threat or resistance.
Taser abuse cases can be difficult to prove when:
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The victim of a taser attack experiences an extreme stimulation of the nervous system, resulting in involuntary spasms and loss of muscle control. The shock often results in cardiac arrest and there are many cases on record of fatality. Whether you have been attacked or if you are seeking compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one, a Chicago civil rights lawyer from the Foutris Law Office, Ltd. is ready to meet with you to discuss your legal options.
Contact a Chicago police brutality lawyer for dedicated legal representation when your rights have been violated through taser abuse by police officers.