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Lowdown on Conducted Energy Weapons

Now that police forces in Saskatchewan have been given approval to use high voltage stun guns on the frontlines, Blue Sky took an indepth look at the weapons:

A panel of experts from across Canada is doing a science-based review of the medical and physiological effects of CEW's. Cathleen Meechan speaks for the Council of Canadian Academies.

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Dr. John Butt is a forensic pathologist in British Columbia who has testified about the medical effect of tasers on the body and the possibility of serious consequences.

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Three sociologists looked at who tends to get zapped when police use the weapons.  Nicole Neverson from Ryerson University talks about their findings and their ongoing research.

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Kash Heed is a former police chief and former Solicitor General in British Columbia where CEWs have come under close scrutiny. Callers join the discussion. 

 

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