TASER use restricted in 5 states by U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
***Attention 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Law Enforcement***
(NC, MD, SC, VA, and WV)
New ECD case law (restrictive) regarding passive resistance
The courts have once again restricted the use of the ECD (Taser) in regards to passive resistance. In this case a mentally disturbed individual was "Drive Stunned" five times over the course of 5 minutes. The male was passively resisting while holding on to a sign post and passively resisting attempts to take him in to custody for a psychiatric evaluation.