Require ED and medical removal from head, neck and groin
Other recorded injuries
dart penetrating through the skull
Fractured vertebrae, even when no fall has occurred
Eye injuries leading to blindness
Trauma secondary to fall
Drowning if the assailant falls into water.
Unknown 162 N.A. None / Minor 1,852 98.09% (Puncture wounds from probes, abrasions) Moderate 23 1.2% (Abrasion, skinned knee, carpet burn, testicle shot, penis shot, cut to mouth, cuts from falling onto glass) Severe 13 0.69% (Dog bites, self-infliction, officer battle) Field Data Injuries to Subjects
Unknown 114 N.A. None / Minor 1,927 99.54% (Officers involved with fighting suspects or arresting them) Moderate 7 0.4% (Knife thrown at officer cutting arm, knee injury officer ran into obstacle, struggle prior to TASER use, officer fell during chase & fractured arm, groin kick prior to TASER) Severe 2 0.1% (Officer attacked by 6-8 juveniles, M26/X26 used in stun gun mode - suspect poor batteries) Field Data Injuries to Officers
Studies always done on healthy police volunteers (Vilke)
Animal studies (pigs on speed)
Increased occurrence with illicit drug use/withdrawal
Psychosis or psychiatric problems.
Profound agitation excitable behaviour
Seizures, AF, VF, CHF, cardiac arrest
Most common coroner finding at Taser related autopsy
Source: Study of Use of Force at Los Angeles Police Department, Capt. Greg Meyer. Statistics are for TASER technology deployed at LAPD in the TASER TE-86, a 7-Watt TASER. However, human volunteer studies of over 100,000 volunteers have confirmed a 0% injury rate for the 26-Watt ADVANCED TASER and 5-Watt TASER X26 .