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Taser

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Police officers nationwide use Tasers as a less lethal alternative to guns. The idea is to be able to stop someone – usually an unarmed but violent person – without having to kill them.

DALLAS — A man has died after being taken into police custody in Dallas.

A news release from the Dallas Police Department says officers responded to a major disturbance call Monday night in the Buckner Terrace neighborhood of Pleasant Grove, where police say a man was exhibiting erratic behavior.

According to police, preliminary information indicates the man had entered a parked vehicle belonging to someone else. Police say they told the man to get out of the car. He briefly opened the door and was removed by officers. A struggle ensued and additional officers were called. Police say one officer used his Taser on the man, who began to show signs of distress.