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The measure of electrical current or power Amp (ampere)
The predetermined amount of time (usually 5 seconds) that a stun device will discharge automatically when activated Cycle (cycling)
A hand-held stun gun which propels electrified darts/probes Dart-firing stun gun (DFSG)
A form of psychosis which can result from drug use, typically causing halluncinations and/or delusions Drug-induced psychosis
External electric impulses that interfere with tthe electric impulses used by the humabn nerve system to communicate with the skeletal muscl Electo-muscular disruption (EMD)
A device that uses a high voltage, low-power clectrical charge to induce involuntary muscle contractions to temporarily incapacitate a non-compliant subject (alson know as electronic immobilization device) Electronic control device
Force that is not intended to cause death or great bodily harm; nondeadly Nonlethal
The marks left on a subject's body after drive stun applications Signature marks
A broad classification for unexplained in-custody deaths; usually occurs twenty minutes to two hours after the suspect has been taken into custody Sudden in-custody death syndrome
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Florida legislature created this statue as a response to inconsistent stun gun use statewide F.S. 943.1717
If an officer's agency allows the use of the dart-firing stun gun and has authorized the officer to carry it he or she is required by teh CJSTC to: Attend annual re-training of at least one hour on its use
Is used to control a person during an arrest or to control a person in custody when resistance escalates from passive physical to active physical resistance: Nonlethal force
Used when a person in custody has the apparent ability to physically threaten the officer or others, or the person is preparing or attempting to flee or escape: Nonlethal force
The stun gun was in invented in the 1960s by: John Cover
The acronym TASER stands for: Thomas A. Swift's Electrical Rifle
Are generally built using the same principle which is delivering relatively low power (ampreage or wattage) coupled with high boltage to a subject: Electronic control devices
These 2 words are used synonymously in reference to Electronic control devices: "Devices" and "tools"
Compliance is gainded when using an electronic device by either: Pain or involuntary muscle contractions causing incapacitation
The TASER dart-firing stun gun has the ability to reach its subject from up to: 35 feet
Electricity follows the path of least resistance and on a dart-firing gun that is: Between the probes
The wider the probes spread on the target the greater the: Effectiveness of the weapon
By generating a high-voltage , low-amperage electrical charge, the basic idea of a stun gun is to disrupt: The body's communication system
The main advantage of dart-firing stun gun is that it stuns subjects from a greater distance typically: 15 to 25 feet for patrol, 35 feet for SWAT/Special Operations
The disadvantage of dart-firing stun gun is if an officer misser or only one probe hits: He or she must reload to attempt a second shot
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Occurs when the front of the dart-firing stun gun is ditectly touched to the body of the resisting subject and the electrical charge is passed to the subject's body: Drive stun or touch stun
The drive stun may assist an officer in taking a subject into custody but does not: Incapacitate a subject
Drive stun idea target areas of the body are: Large muscle mass areas or areas with high nerve concentration (side of neck, inside of the thigh, rib cage under the subject's arm)
If an electronic control device gets wet an officer should: Make sure it is turned off and put in a clean, dry place until it dries completely
A dart-firing stun gun transmits electric impulses that interfere with the electric impulses used by the human nerve system to communicater with the skeletal muscles causing physical incapaitation or electro-muscular disruption(EMD), possible effects are: Falling to ground, yelling/screaming, involuntary muscle contractions, freezing in place w/legs locked, feeling dazed for serveral seconds/minutes, vertigo or temp tingling sensation, critical stress amnesia, not remembering pain, minor signature marks
The fall that results from use of a dart-firing stun gun that could cause more significant injuries are: Occur from elevated heights or other hazardous areas
In nearly all Sudden In-custody Death Syndrome deaths the victim bizarre behavior due to: Delusional, agitated or stimulatn drug-induced mental states
Is death as a result of body position that interfers with the ability to breathe: Positional asphyxia
Excited delirium and drug-induced psychosis can cause: Hallucinations and/or delusions or positional asphyxia
There are some consistent indicators of SDS, common factors are the visisble signs of distress or indicators that a subject may be suffering delirium are: Psychotic behavior, disorientation, intense sweating, hot/feverish skin, delirious and/or delusional behavior, extreme paranoia, continuously racing pulse, and/or a history of drug abuse or use
The quickest and safest way for an officer to handle a subject in distress or suffering from excited delirium is: Notify EMS as soon as possible, use a dart-firing stun gun to incapacitate if necessary, restrain the subject at the earlies possible point using the least restrictive means possible
Probe hits are alomst always more desirable than drive stuns because they are: More effective (neuromuscular vs. pain complaince), can be applied from safer distance, usually require fewer cycles, and cause fewer injuries
A 7 to 15 watt system works as pain compliance tool and does not interfere with a person's nervous system, a 26-watt system: Overrides the body's sensory and motor nervous system but has not been shown to interfere with respiration or heatbeat
When encountering any obviously pregnant or ill subject an officer should: Follow agency policy
Probes that have been removed from the skin should be treated as: Biohazard sharps
All deeply embedded probes or probes that penetrate sensitive tissue areas (neck, face, groin, female breast, etc.) should be removed by: Trained medical professionals
Under the Fourth Amendment's objective reasonableness standard (Graham v. Conner, 490, U.S. 386 1989) analizes claims that officers: Used excessive force in the course of an arrest, investigatory stop, or other seizure
Florida Statue requiresofficers to consider using a DFSG only when a subject is: Actively physically resisting
The one-time shock of a suspect with a TASER does not constitute excessive force and was reasonably proportionate when the subject: Repeatedly refused verbal commands and became hostile, belligerent and uncooperative during the stop
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An officer gives the subject another opportunity to comply with lawful commands and avoid the use of the dart-firing stun gun by Disengaging or de-escalating
The use of a dart-firing stund gun is not a substitute for: Use of a firearm
The primary target of a DFSG should be large muschle groups such as: Back, buttocks and legs
A higher likelihood of potential for injury to the subject if the officer intentionally targets a subject's: Head, neck, face, female breast, or groin
Special considerations and safety factors when using or not using a DFSG are: Elevated position, operating vehicle or machinery, flammable chemical spray has been deployed, in an evironment containing hazardous materials or potentially flammable/volatile/explosive materials
Several cycles of the DSFG maybe necessary until: Subject stops physically resisting or backup arrives on scene
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