News Headlines Article

Hospital experts debate wisdom of using stun guns to control violent patients
Washington Post

Police officers in many jurisdictions use stun guns to incapacitate suspects, but the weapons have started to show up in hospital settings as well, a migration that has raised some concerns.

On July 8, a security guard used a stun gun on the 25-year-old nephew of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas after he allegedly became combative when trying to leave a Marrero, La., hospital against doctors’ orders, according to the nephew’s relatives.