Report of the Maryland Attorney General's Task Force on Electronic Weapons
Maryland Attorney General's Task Force on Electronic Weapons, 2009
This report is the culmination of public hearings, numerous meetings and many hours sorting through testimony, and scientific data and research. The report includes 60 recommendations and seven proposed legislative agenda items. Over 14,200 law enforcement agencies in over 40 countries deploy electronic control weapons (ECWs). A survey by the Task Force of Maryland law enforcement agencies found that the use of ECWs is similarly widespread in Maryland. Of the 32 agencies that responded to the survey, 24 use ECWs. The use of ECWs is growing and to address the many other issues concerning ECW use, the report also includes recommendations on: implementing an ECW program; training; use-of-force; medical care; reporting and investigation of ECW incidents; and, monitoring and data collection.