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A one-shot deal: Liveblogging the Public Safety committee’s one-day study into Taser use

POSTMEETING ITQ MICRORECAP: Well, RCMP Commissioner William Elliott did his best to persuade members of the Public Safety committee that his organization has taken at least some of its recommendations on Taser use to heart, but he didn’t make much headway in assuaging the concerns of opposition members. Government members, in contrast, were more than satisfied by the response from the RCMP, and were more interested in hearing about all the lives that have been saved by judicious use of the device. Oh, and yes, since his last appearance, Elliott has, in fact, been Tasered: It “hurt like hell, and then it stopped.”