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LA police expand Taser use, even though it’s effective only half the time

Los Angeles Police Department officers ramped up their use of Tasers by 35 percent last year, but the weapon was only effective half the time, according to a department report released this week.

According to the annual use-of-force report, officers activated their Tasers 1,101 times in 2015, without its desired effect in 516 cases.

The report comes just as LAPD is pushing to equip all officers with the weapon, which fires electrode darts to temporarily disrupt muscle control and subdue a suspect.

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