Niagara Co. Court Rules Taser May Be Used to Inflict Pain to Coerce DNA Sample

The Buffalo News Reports:

LOCKPORT — It is legally permissible for police to zap a suspect with a Taser to obtain a DNA sample, as long as it’s not done “maliciously, or to an excessive extent, or with resulting injury,” a county judge has ruled in the first case of its kind in New York State, and possibly the nation.

Read the full text of this decision here.

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Hat Tip to Simple Justice, A New York Criminal Defense Blog.