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Injuries from legal interventions involving conducted energy devices

JAMA Internal Medicine

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: This study of emergency department visits for physical injuries from use of conducted energy devices, such as TASERs, by police departments found that most visits involved young Black and white males from low-income areas. Black individuals were overrepresented in the sample versus the U.S. population, consistent with research demonstrating increased risk of police violence in Black populations. 

Authors: Kevin N. Griffith, Ph.D., of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, is the corresponding author.

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