The Law Enforcement Officer in today's world has a variety of tools that they can now utilize before having to resort to deadly force. One of the most promising is the Electronic Control Device. The Electronic Control Device (ECD) is more commonly known by the public as the TASER and/or the STUN GUN and are very good tools for Law Enforcement to utilize before having to escalate to the use of Deadly Force. However, if the Electronic Control Device is either used incorrectly by someone poorly trained, or purposely used by an officer in order to punish an individual, then there can be allegations of excessive force and/or civil rights violations brought against the Law Enforcement Officers involved.
Just like the hammer used by the carpenter or the scalpel used by the doctor; a TASER or a STUN GUN when used as designed can prove to actually save lives. Both the TASER and the STUN GUN are designed to be non lethal weapons in the arsenal of Law Enforcement. However, when improperly applied either by mistake or purposely, these tools can inflict serious damage to the human body.
If you or a member of your family have had a TASER or STUN GUN used on you by Law Enforcement anywhere in the state of New Mexico and believe that it was either used improperly or as a form of punishment, you need to contact ELLIOTT & ASSOCIATES, Ltd. immediately so that that evidence left at the scene may be properly recovered and the incident investigated by trained professionals.
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