Liveblogging SPD’s Use of Force Media Forum

We’re attending an SPD media forum on use of force for much of today (they promised us lunch!) and will be posting updates throughout the day.

Right now we’re listening to Officer Chris Myers explain how Tasers work, punctuated by gun shots from the nearby SPD firing range.

Fun fact: the average Taser application last for 5 seconds.

10:55 AM: Tasers are often rendered ineffective by thick clothing, operator error, or a great set of abs.