Taser Stun Impairs Brain Function: Serious Implications for Police Questioning

The Taser stun gun has become the popular less-lethal weapon of choice by police departments across the U.S.  Over 2 million citizens have been Tased by police in the past decade.  However, new research exposes the detrimental effects of the 50,000 volt Taser on the ability of the suspect to remember and process information.  This shock may severely limit the suspect's ability to comprehend their situation, remember events and to understand their rights at the point of arrest. With the Taser's potential impact on decision-making faculties, serious questions are raised regarding the timing of interrogations by police and protecting an individual's "due process rights." Click here to read more.