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It’s a discovery that could make you say, “wow” or “so what?” Officers who didn’t want to be quoted say it’s not uncommon for a patrol officer to deploy a taser several times per year. But tactics experts also say it’s a tool that should not be relied on, because it’s not always effective.

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