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Judge urges tighter restrictions on taser use

The Braidwood Inquiry's 19 recommendations include:

Police officers should not use conducted-energy weapons on someone unless "the subject is causing bodily harm, or the officer is satisfied, on reasonable grounds, that the subject's behaviour will imminently cause bodily harm."

In most cases, taser discharges should be limited to five seconds.

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The B.C. government should set provincewide standards for conducted-energy weapons.

A national research program for energy weapons that "will promote independent, science-based and peer-reviewed research" on their risks.

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