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State of Connecticut

Electronic Defense Weapon Analysis and Findings, 2015

June, 2016

A Study by the Institute for Municipal & Regional Policy (IMRP) C E N T R A L

C O N N E C T I C U T

S T A T E

The Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy

U N I V E R S I T Y

AUTHORS Kim Buchanan, J.D. Adjunct Professor Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy Central Connecticut State University

Renee LaMark Muir Adjunct Professor Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy Central Connecticut State University

Kimberly Stokes, J.D. Research Analyst Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy Central Connecticut State University

Ken Barone Project Manager Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy Central Connecticut State University

A special thanks to Tyler Lublin, student at Central Connecticut State University who helped to compile the data used in this report.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary .................................................................................................................................................................. i E.1A: Findings from the 2015 Analysis........................................................................................................................ i E.1B: Recommendations ................................................................................................................................................. iii Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................................... 1 Section I: Description of a Taser ........................................................................................................................................ 3 I.A: What is a Taser? .......................................................................................................................................................... 3 Figure 1.0: Common Taser Used in Connecticut ............................................................................... 3 I.B: How Does a Taser Work?......................................................................................................................................... 4 I.C: How Can a Taser Be Used? ...................................................................................................................................... 5 I.D: When Can a Taser Be Used? ................................................................................................................................... 5 Figure 2.0: Use-Of-Force Continuum ................................................................................................ 6 Section II: State Law Regulating Tasers ......................................................................................................................... 9 Section III: Connecticut Model Policy on Taser Use ................................................................................................ 10 III.A: Manufacturer Recommendations ................................................................................................................... 10 III.B: Police Officers Standards and Training Council Model Policy ............................................................ 11 III.B (1): Deployment .................................................................................................................................................. 12 III.B (2): Medical Attention ...................................................................................................................................... 12 III.B (3): Reporting ...................................................................................................................................................... 13 III.C: Compliance with POSTC Policy .......................................................................