Without evidence of benefit, an intervention should not be presumed to be beneficial or safe.

- Rogue Medic

Oversight – Marin Sheriff with a TASER

The video shown on the news has been criticized by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. They state –

That reaction can all too often also be influenced by using only small, selected segments of a much lengthier video that better depicts the complexity of the event in question.

That is an excellent point. The full video is 36 minutes 50 seconds of evidence that the Marin County Sheriff’s Office is not providing competent TASER training or oversight. Not only should the Deputy using the TASER be facing criminal investigation by an outside agency, so should the Deputy’s senior partner, and everyone in the Marin County Sheriff’s Office who approved of this flagrant case of abuse. How can anyone competent in law enforcement look at this and claim that it is both appropriate and fall(s) within the guidelines established by law and department policy?

There is language used that may disturb some people, but the language is far from the most disturbing part of the video.

Does the Deputy appear to be using the TASER maliciously?

No, but torture by negligence is not something anyone should condone.

We’re from the government and we’re here to help.

Stop resisting!

Stop resisting!

Stop resisting!

Stop resisting!

Maybe we should have this Deputy provide remedial education to medical directors/medical command physicians, who are hesitant to provide pain medication orders for patients. The result is the same. Torture.


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