HARTFORD, Conn. – A new report suggests police in Connecticut are more likely to use stun guns on minorities.
Central Connecticut State University released its analysis Thursday of the first statewide data of police stun gun use in the United States.
The report says Hispanics shot with stun guns by police in 2015 were more likely to be fired upon multiple times than other racial groups.
Officers across the state fired their stun guns at 419 people last year. Nearly 300 people were injured and two died.
In stun gun incidents involving Hispanics, 27 percent were shocked twice, compared with 18 percent of whites and 15 percent of blacks.
When officers pulled out their stun guns, they fired them 60 percent of the time in confrontations involving whites, 81 percent of the time in those involving blacks and 66 percent of the time in those involving Hispanics.