Study of Deaths Following Electro Muscular Disruption

Study of Deaths Following Electro Muscular Disruption

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Police leaders have sought alternatives to lethal force and better methods to subdue individuals to limit injuries and death. In recent years, electro-muscular-disruption technology, also known as conducted energy devices (CEDs), have become the less-lethal weapon of choice for many law enforcement agencies. CED uses a high-voltage, low-power charge of electricity to induce involuntary muscle contractions that cause temporary incapacitation. However, a significant number of individuals have died after exposure to a CED. Some were normal healthy adults; others were chemically dependent or had heart disease or mental illness. This study addresses whether CEDs can contribute to or cause mortality and if so, in what ways.a€œCutaneous Current Marks Due to a Stun Gun Injury, a€ Journal of Forensic Science 48 (3) (May 2003): 640a€“642. Barnes, D.G. ... a€œInjury Profile of Electrical Conducted Energy Weapons, a€ Annals of Emergency Medicine 50 (3) (September 2007): S65. ... Fish, R.M. and L.A. Geddes. a€œEffects of ... 2003). Harada, A., and T. Suzuki. a€œHomicidal Manual Strangulation and Multiple Stuna€Gun Injuries, a€ The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 13 (4) (December 1992): 320a€“323.

Title:Study of Deaths Following Electro Muscular Disruption
Author:David W. Hagy
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009-09


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