CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 26, 2004
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(Boston: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Bloomington, Indiana: Wyatt Andrews) Continuing questions about the safety of electric stun guns, or Tasers, which are intended to be a non-lethal substitute for firearms, examined; details given about the death of prisoner James Borden after being shot with a Taser in an Indiana jail, and about increasing numbers of Taser-related deaths; video shown of officer David Shaw†† shooting Borden. [Coroner Dr. Roland KOHR††- says the Taser is responsible for triggering Borden’s death.] [Taser International CEO Rick SMITH††- says the Taser has not caused a death; states Kohr’s findings were disputed by his medical experts.]
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