There's no excuse for abuse
Torture of prisoners:Tazers for compliance
Less than lethal... not always. A look at the growing tazers for compliance.
What is a Taser and when and where can it be used in Australia?
A Taser is an electroshock weapon that uses electrical current to disrupt voluntary control of muscles.
Its manufacturer, Taser International, calls the effects "neuromuscular incapacitation” and the devices' mechanism "Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD) technology".
The Taser shall only be used to PREVENT INJURY to any person and shall not
be used as a compliance tool. - West Australia Police Policy