This Case Summary begins by detailing the factual and procedural history of Bryan. Next, it outlines the “reasonable use of force” analysis of the Ninth Circuit as applied to Tasers. Finally, it concludes by briefly discussing the broad implications of Bryan, both for law enforcement and for every individual who may someday find himself or herself facing a police officer armed with a Taser.
Sam W. Wu,
“When Can I Tase Him, Bro?”: Bryan v. McPherson and the Propriety of Police Use of Tasers, 40 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.