Electroshock weapons sold under the brand name TASER, and similar weapons sometimes called "Tasers," stun guns, or electronic dart guns, are illegal for private citizens to possess in New York. However, they are used — and sometimes abused — on a limited basis by law enforcement personnel.
Was a New York Police Officer's Taser Use Unwarranted in Your Case?
The concept behind arming select police officers with Tasers is that they can be used to incapacitate a person who is resisting arrest while avoiding the need to draw a firearm or use a nightstick. Unfortunately, there have been numerous cases of unnecessary Taser use and even deaths by "tasing" across the U.S. Victims are often psychologically impaired individuals who suffer consequences such as:
- Burns resulting from repeated or excessive use of the Taser
- Injuries suffered in falls after being paralyzed by a Taser
- Permanent scarring as a result of use of the Taser
- Neurological and cardiac effects of the use of the Taser
At our firm, you can discuss your case directly with an experienced NYC Taser injury attorney equipped to rigorously assess your potential claim or lawsuit. We will carefully consider all circumstances, including whether a lawful arrest was made, whether the Taser-wielding officer was properly qualified and whether it was reasonable to believe you posed a threat.
Turn to a Proven Taser Abuse Attorney Serving Queens, Manhattan and the Entire Metro Area
Our work in police brutality and excessive force cases is widely respected, leading to many referrals from lawyers less familiar with procedures for pursuing claims against the City of New York. We have built successful cases for our clients that involved allegations of racial profiling, false arrest and a range of other types of police misconduct.
If you or a family member was injured by Taser use under questionable circumstances, call 877-271-4315 or email our law firm as soon as possible. We will gladly provide a free case evaluation and relentlessly pursue any valid, serious claims for compensation on your behalf.