Tasered to death

Most Taser shots in UK aimed at chest despite ‘risk of potential serious injury or death’

More than half of all Taser shots discharged by UK police target the chest of the arrestee, despite warnings that this could lead to “serious complications” involving the heart. Last week, a UK man died after being tasered, due to a “medical episode.”
Through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, the Guardian newspaper was able to obtain statistics on the use of the electroshock weapon dating back to 2009, from 18 of UK’s 45 police authorities.
The data revealed that out of 906 total charges unleashed, 518 were aimed at the chest. This constitutes 57 per cent of total uses.
It also directly contradicts advice given by the electroshock weapon’s manufacturer.
“When possible, avoid targeting the frontal chest area near the heart to reduce the risk of potential serious injury or death,” says the Taser International training manual.
“Serious complications could also arise in those with impaired heart function or in those with an implanted cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator.”

Unlike a stun gun, which shocks on impact, tasers fire two electrodes from a distance that lodge themselves in the skin. The damage is done by an electric impulse that upsets the rhythm of the heart, or limits the function of their implanted pacemaker.

Instead, the preferred aim area to stun, but not injure, the suspect is the back.

Last Wednesday, police broke into the house of 23-year-old ice cream factory worker Jordan Begley and tasered him in his front room. Begley was reportedly having a heated argument with a neighbor, during which he may have been in possession of a knife.
He collapsed and died within minutes, in what the police themselves described as a “medical episode” – suspected to be a heart attack.

Begley was recently diagnosed with a cardiac disorder. A post-mortem examining the cause of death has proved “inconclusive.” 


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4 Responses to “Tasered to death”

  1. Paul says:

    The taser is not a non lethal weapon, it is a LESS Lethal weapon. This means it is less likely to kill you than a bullet of a knife.

    Until people learn that then we will continue to have deaths. Personally if I see one of these heading to be deployed against myself I would see it as a direct life threatening event and react accordingly, especially the way all police around the world seem to be getting more and more psychopathic and out of control.

  2. Anonymous says:

    part of the reason they are out of control is due to TETRA

    the mind control will come in handy later


  3. Paul says:

    I have heard of that before. Isn’t that the comms they are now using? Where is a good place to get more info in TETRA?

  4. Paul says:

    It’s ok, did a quick search on TETRA and came across a lot of information.


    This article here seems to bring together a lot of it from what I can see. Do the Police know that the powers that be have know that they have been doing this to emergency workers for years. I can only assume so.

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