A Cardiac Arrest
According to the Guardian today, this thing delivers a 500 volt shock.
The front barbs on this thing seem quite long and on the demo they go through the tee shirt right in to the subject's body.
If you are hit on the front of the leg there's no skin on the shin bone so it's likely to embed itself in your shin bone.
If you are hit and front barbs and side electrodes are positioned such that the 500 volt difference is across your heart, there's a good chance of a cardiac arrest. Has every member of the board of the makers had this tested in this way on him - and across his nads.
Is this a "one-shot" device or do they send it back to the manufacturers for rebuilding ? Are the prongs sterilised before manufacture or re-manufacture.
In the States who pays the medical bills after the prongs damage goes septic?
Will the police do a risk assessment before using this - didn't they have some problem in London with a Brazilian electrician ???
Let's get the UK police ISO9000ed and a lot of this stuff will be bogged down in paperwork.
Say what you do; do what you say. Prove it and improve it.
AC for obvous reasons.