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Taser cases could electrify the U.S. Supreme Court

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By Michael Doyle – McClatchy Newspapers – May 4, 2012

WASHINGTON — Malaika Brooks was seven months pregnant when a Seattle policeman stunned her with a Taser. Hawaii resident Jayzel Mattos was at home when she, too, got zapped by police.

Now, the Supreme Court is being asked to consider for the first time police use of Tasers. With more than 11,000 agencies nationwide arming officers with the stun guns, the time may be getting ripe for settling questions about when electrical force becomes excessive.

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