Thousands of police departments buy Tasers on a claim that the electric stun guns will instantly take down suspects without inflicting harm. The Arizona Republic says the assertion of safety has generated record sales for Scottsdale's Taser International Inc., which markets its guns as alternatives to deadly force and says its goal is to arm every police officer in America. An Arizona Republic investigation has revealed that Taser's claims are based on autopsy reports the company never possessed. For years, Taser officials cited these reports as proof that the stun guns never caused "injury or death to . . .
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