Police stun guns have caused fatal injuries in 156 occasions. The use of a stun gun to subdue a person, that results in serious injuury or death, may be a violation of one’s civil rights, in a charge known as excessive force.
Any person injured to an extensive degree by the use of a police stun gun may have a claim for excessive force or violation of one’s civil rights. This may also be true if the victim was shot, or struck by a fist, or a flashlight, or a baton, while being taken into custody, particularly if the victim was handcuffed.
In such situations, the victim or their family might want to discuss the incident with a lawyer who is experienced in handling civil rights claims against law enforcement officers.