Officials Cite Taser as a Factor In 153 Deaths

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The family of Tom Schrock won a $500,000 settlement from the city of Ontario, Ca., after he died following a shot from a Taser. As thousands of police forces have embraced Tasers, the outlines of the case have grown familiar: a Taser shot, an unintended death, a damage claim. The episode’s nuances — a mentally ill victim, a complex death investigation, a debate over the weapon’s use — tell a deeper story, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!