The New York city experience

Michael White, Justin Ready

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter seeks to examine all 820 incidents involving the use of TASER CEWs by police officers in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) over 6.5-year period, January 1, 2002 through May 15, 2007. Drawing from police reports of incidents in which an officer used the CEW, the chapter seeks to accomplish several objectives: (1) to track the prevalence of CEW use over time in the study site; (2) to describe the typical situations in which the weapon is used; (3) to examine the demographic and behavioral characteristics of police officers and suspects involved; (4) to assess the effectiveness of the device; and (5) to investigate whether it is used in compliance with departmental guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTASER® Conducted Electrical Weapons
Subtitle of host publicationPhysiology, Pathology, and Law
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780387854748
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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