ECD Event Analysis and Evidence Collection
Event Date and TimeSubject SexSubject AgeSubject HeightSubject Weight (
including the subject’s b
uild): e.g., Skinny, Medium Build or Fairly LargePre-Event Behavior Physical exertion type (running, fighting, etc.)Physical exertion / duration of struggle (Y/N)
Subject’s influence (drugs, alcohol, EDP)
Any other use of force employed and what type?
Photos of wounds and probe impacts with scale or drive stun marksPhotos showing distance of spread (scale)Keep the original battery in the device (
DO NOT REMOVE
). This will keep the integrity of theinternal clock.Do not discard probes and/or wire; do not let EMS place probes in sharps as information can begathered from the probes/wires concerning the deploymentDownload device dataport and/or TASER CAM
recording info within 48 hours of the event.Contact TASER if there are any technical issues at Jami@TASER.com or 480-905-2036.
Collect 2-3 AFID tags and note their location; this is helpful if multiple devices/cartridges weredeployed.
TASER Deployment Circumstances
What type of TASER deployment (probe or drive stun)?Deployment duration and how many cycles occurred?What was the distance the ECD was deployed from the subject?What was the probe spread between the two probes?If this was a drive stun(s) only, a drive stun follow-up, or a combination of the probes and drivestun please note the location and duration of each application when applied to the subjectWhere were the probes located specifically? Include top location(s) and the bottom location(s)Was the TASER device effective?TASER device effects (was there a change in behavior?)
IF DEATH OCCURRED OR AN AED or DEFIBRILLATOR WAS USED
Obtaining hair and toenail samples can be crucial for forensic and medical testing.Body Core Temperature at time of death.If death occurred, within 24 hours, brain samples must be collected for the University of Miami(UM) Brain Endowment Bank to conduct critical brain chemistry changes and dopamine reviews.Contact this organization
for further details. Provide this timely info to the MedicalExaminer/Coroner at: 1-800-UM-BRAIN (
) is the telephone number. Dr. DeborahMash is the lead researcher on this matter. This is one critical act that many MEs miss out on
because of delays. It’s impera
tive to get this info to the ME as soon as possible.The time between TASER device application and pronouncement of death is crucial to document:
Was subject initially responsive (walking / talking) after exposure(s) and if so, for how long?
Approximate time that subject went into distress (or died) after TASER deployment.