Palo Alto: Police no longer using Tasers to stop fleeing cyclists


Jason Green
San Jose Mercury News
January 9, 2014

The Palo Alto Police Department is no longer using Tasers to stop fleeing bicyclists following an incident involving a 16-year-old boy in 2012, according to an independent police auditor’s report released Wednesday.

The report by Michael Gennaco and Stephen Connolly concurred with a police department internal review that concluded a stun gun should not have been used to try and stop the boy.

“Had the attempted use been successful, the result may have been unduly serious injury,” Gennaco and Connolly said.

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