Supreme Court Won’t Review Police Use Of Stun Guns On Suspects

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supreme court wont review stun gun use by policeWASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court has decided that it will not review the appropriateness of stun guns used by police on suspects.

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The high court on Tuesday refused to hear appeals from police in Hawaii and Washington, or people who got stun-gunned by officers.

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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said officers could not be sued in federal court. But judges also said officers used excessive force by using stun guns.

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Malaika Brooks was driving her son to school in 2004 when she was stopped for speeding. Officers used a Taser three times when the woman, who was seven months pregnant, refused to get out of her car.

Jayzel Mattos was stun-gunned in 2006 in her house by police who said she interfered with the arrest of her husband, Troy.

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