excessive force

Exploring the Impact of Department Policy on TASER-Proximate Arrest Related Deaths

Publication Date: 
May 1, 2012
Courtney Riggs

The controversy over law enforcement use of TASER devices and the potential for the devices to cause death has proliferated in recent years. In 2005 the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) published national-level policy guidelines for the use of TASER devices, with one of the goals being to reduce the occurrence of deaths proximal to their use.