New York City Should Be Careful About Laws On Police Carrying Tasers

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New York City personal injury attorney, David Perecman comments on recent cases of police brutality and the improper use of tasers

David Perecman, a leading personal injury attorney in New York City, is speaking out against police brutality cases and the laws on carrying tasers. Most recently, a woman is suing the police at Regan National Airport for 10 million dollars claiming she has permanent brain damage. About 10% of the New York City Police Department is currently carrying tasers as the police chief is testing the program before issuing them to over 3,000 officers. Tasers have become very popular as an alternative for officers as a less powerful weapon choice than their guns.

The question from the point of view as a personal injury lawyer is whether issuing them to the other officers will bring about a spike in police brutality cases. "We've seen this before, allegations that police use tasers under circumstances they probably shouldn't have, potentially costing cities and tax payers millions of dollars," said David Perecman. "Police Officers should receive proper training before handing them 50,000 volt machines which could potentially cause serious consequences."

Police tasers have received a lot of attention these past few months especially after the incident with the University of Florida Student at the Senator John Kerry event.    

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 25 years, construction accident attorney David H. Perecman, the founder of New York personal injury attorneys, The Perecman Firm, PLLC has championed all types of personal injury and construction cases in New York State. David Perecman is the current Secretary of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law (Construction Accident Law) Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements, often in the construction accident field, have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's 2008 Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's 2007 publication of "The Best Lawyers in America" and has earned him the votes by his peers as among the top 5% of lawyers in the New York region as published in The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition". He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients over the course of his career. Among his more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict* for an injured NYC construction worker who fractured his arm and injured his knee. Mr. Perecman has spent much of his career advocating for injured victims' rights, including his recent statements regarding New York City crane construction accidents. The New York personal injury attorneys at The Perecman Firm have a depth of expertise in and breadth of knowledge well recognized in NYC, while their record and reputation speaks for itself.    

*later settled while on appeal for $7.940

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