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27. Ibid. at page 101. 28. edu/oconnort/4000/4000lect07. htm). 29. National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, Report on Police, 1973. 30. See, as an example, IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center, Use of Force, Concepts and Issues Paper 2-05. 31. Ann Gergen, Police Policies and Official Immunity, League of Minnesota Cities, 2007. 32. John C. Hall, Liability Implications of Departmental Policy Violations, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, April 1997. Less-Lethal Weapons 2 Tools that can be used by law enforcement officers to stop, control, and restrain individuals while causing the least possible harm to the individual and, at the same time, not increasing the danger to the officer are now generally available to contemporary law enforcement officers; however, there has been an ongoing debate in the law enforcement profession for the past few years over what to call these tools.

The medical effects of CEDs continue to be a matter of controversy because so many people have died shortly after being exposed to CED activations. These deaths have become known in the law enforcement profession as proximity deaths. 17 Recent data, however, indicate that serious injuries from TASERs are extremely rare. 18 Notwithstanding the apparent safety of CEDs, medical experts continue to recommend that any person exposed to CED activation be assessed for injuries and appropriate medical evaluation provided when nontrivial injuries are apparent or suspected.

Ammunition A. Number of projectiles fired, number of projectiles found at the scene or in the body B. Projectile identification: bullet, shot pellet, bean pellets, slug C. Lands, caliber, gauge, shot size D. Class characteristics: manufacturer, style, type of weapon fired from E. Individual characteristics, striations, land-and-groove marks F. Damage and ricochet marks G. Trace evidence: blood, DNA, hair, tissues, fiber, wood, wall material Cartridge Cases / Shells • Number of spent casings or shells found at scene consistent with the number of shots fired.

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