Jury Awards $6Million in Taser Death Lawsuit

A federal jury in California has found Taser International responsible for the death of 40-year-old Robert Heston Jr. who was killed after being repeatedly tasered by police. According to reports, the police his Heston with more than 30 shots fired from their Taser stun guns.
The jury found that Taser International located in Scottsdale Arizona had failed to warn police officers that tasers could be dangerous even lethal when fired upon those under the influence of drugs or in conjunction with chest compressions.
In the past few years, Taser International has come under fire from Amnesty International as well as other advocacy groups for the dangerous nature of the taser. Amnesty International has called for a suspension of tasers because of their lethal effects.
The problem with the taser gun is that it is marketed as a safe non-lethal weapon that will aid police officers in subduing suspects.
This is the first jury loss Taser International has suffered since the stun gun has come onto the market and drawn lawsuits because of its dangers.