Taser Use on Pregnant Women

In Canada, the Vancouver Police will restrain themselves from using the stun gun on pregnant women. And the reason is that these women might fall and hurt themselves:

“…”That’s your only concern?” asked inquiry lawyer Patrick McGowan.

“At this point, yes,” replied Const. Tammy Hammell, coordinator of the conducted energy weapons (Tasers) program for the Vancouver police force.”

link: Pregnant women off limits for taser use, inquiry hears

Apparently, the effect of a jolt of electric current on a growing fetus is not that much of a concern, “at this point”, to Constable Hammell.

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