Ruling clarifies when officers in North Carolina can use Tasers

Law enforcement officers across five states have a clearer understanding on when they can use conducted electrical weapons, like Tasers. This comes after a ruling from the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued in January.

The ruling clarifies when it is legal for officers to use Tasers. The ruling says resisting an officer’s commands does not give an officer the right to use a Taser on that person, unless there’s immediate harm to the officer.

Following that ruling, The North...

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