Tasers http://wunc.org en Appeals Court To Review Durham Police Taser Case http://wunc.org/post/appeals-court-review-durham-police-taser-case <p>The state Court of Appeals will reexamine a lawsuit filed by a man who was severely injured after a Taser was used on him by a Durham Police Officer.</p><p>Bryan DeBaun suffered facial injuries and broken bones from the 2009 incident, claiming that officer Daniel J. Kuszaj's "use of excessive force" and "malicious prosecution" violated his rights under the North Carolina constitution. He is suing both the police officer and city of Durham.</p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 15:05:50 +0000 Reema Khrais 28084 at http://wunc.org Appeals Court To Review Durham Police Taser Case Tasing Study Reveals No Additional Risk to Chest http://wunc.org/post/tasing-study-reveals-no-additional-risk-chest <p>A new study on the use of tasers says there is no added risk if you're hit in the chest.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii:</strong> Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center looked at 1200 real-life instances where law enforcement officers used a taser. Dr. William Bozeman is Director of Pre-Hospital Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist.<br><br><strong>William Bozeman: </strong>And what we found was, that we could not see any higher rise of injury or problems or complications in people who had the tazer probes land across the front of the chest. And we thought that was very important.<br> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:10:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2089 at http://wunc.org