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Dallas Officer Sues Taser International

Taser dangerous? What? Stunning revelation.



    A Dallas police officer has filed a lawsuit against the company that makes Tasers called Taser International.

    The stun guns are regularly used on recruits in training at many police academies.

    Officer Andrew Butler alleges he suffered a fractured vertebra after he was tased during rookie training.

    Butler’s lawsuit is the latest in a string of lawsuits filed against the company.

    He claims “Taser” didn’t fully disclose the risks of a shot from the stun gun. 

    Taser International stands behind its product, claiming it’s safer and a better option than automatic, semi-automatic weapon or revolver.