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Police must have reasonable grounds for using Tasers, 9th Circuit rules

Dec 1, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
The court found that a Coronado police officer used excessive force when he used a stun gun on an unarmed motorist in 2005. The ruling could have implications for use-of-force policies across the West.

A Coronado, Calif., police officer used excessive force when he shot a Taser dart at a young driver who was stopped for a seat belt violation, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

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