Footage Shows Louisiana Troopers Punching and Dragging Man Who Died

Body-camera footage obtained by The Associated Press showed Ronald Greene apologizing and screaming, “I’m scared,” as he was jolted with a stun gun after a high-speed chase in 2019.

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How the Courts Have Handled Accidental Discharge Cases

Prosecuting police in cases of so-called weapon confusion has happened before, but the legal landscape is complex.

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Kim Porter Identified as the Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright

The officer was put on administrative leave, the authorities said.

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Kim Potter Identified as the Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright

The officer was put on administrative leave, the authorities said.

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While Not Common, Police Officers Have Mistaken Pistols for Tasers, Sometimes with Deadly Outcomes

One of the most famous cases happened in 2009 in Oakland, Calif., where a transit officer shot and killed Oscar Grant III.

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Two Ex-Deputies Face Manslaughter Charges in Black Man’s Death in Texas

The former Williamson County deputies were indicted on charges that they repeatedly shot Javier Ambler with a Taser during a traffic stop despite his pleas that he could not breathe.

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Officer in Texas Is Indicted in 2019 Fatal Shooting of Pamela Turner

Officer Juan Delacruz has been charged with aggravated assault by a public servant in the deadly encounter.

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Officer Charged in Fatal Shooting of a Black Man in a California Walmart

The Alameda County district attorney said an officer used “unreasonable” deadly force in a confrontation that lasted less than 40 seconds.

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Jacob Blake Was Shackled in Hospital Bed After Police Shot Him

The authorities said an earlier sexual assault charge was the reason for the restraints, which were removed on Friday.

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2 Officers Face Murder Charges After Using Taser on Man More Than 50 Times, Officials Say

Court records said that the “dangerous and unnecessary tasing” by two officers in Wilson, Okla., was a “substantial factor” in the death of Jared Lakey, 28, a year ago.

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Police Decisions Are Scrutinized After Rayshard Brooks’s Fatal Encounter

Experts debate the best way of handling a drunken driver, and whether Mr. Brooks was a threat after twice firing a police Taser.

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Police Killings Prompt Evaluation of Laws Allowing Deadly Force

The deaths of several black people by police in recent weeks have challenged the wide latitude law enforcement officers are given in cases in which an encounter ends with a death.

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Tasers: Are These Police Tools Effective and Are They Dangerous?

The fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta has put a spotlight on a number of officer tactics, including the use of Tasers.

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