NYPD Taser Use Likely Violated Rules
Sometimes you just have to say, "No duh!" NYPD officials have said that the use of a taser on a naked man on a ledge, who fell to his death from a distance of only ten feet, likely violated the department's taser policy.
The officer who fired the taser was following the orders of his superior, in an unfortunate case of blindly following orders despite safety concerns. The department had ordered an inflatable bag, but it had not yet arrived.
Very unfortunate. You can bet that the boys in blue will be having some reiteration of their taser policies, if not full on retraining.
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