LULAC to work with Taser Intl on Best Practive Use-of-Froce Guidelines, Taser Intl, 2006
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LULAC TO WORK WITH TASER INTERNATIONAL ON BEST PRACTICE USE-OF-FORCE GUIDELINES FOR TASER SYSTEMS LULAC National Board of Directors also calls for additional accountability and oversight from local leaders. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., October 12, 2006 – TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), a market leader in advanced electronic control devices, today announced that the National Board of Directors of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) unanimously passed a motion last Friday stating that LULAC should continue to work with TASER International to establish best practice guidelines for the proper use of TASER® systems. The motion also states that LULAC aims to serve as a facilitator for proper training and use-of-force guidelines in communities throughout the country. “TASER technology is redefining how law enforcement officials best protect the communities they serve and themselves,” said Tom Smith, president of TASER International, Inc. “We are dedicated to working with civil rights organizations such as LULAC to communicate the valuable role that TASER technology can bring to law enforcement departments when those agencies provide extensive training and clear useof-force policies.” Over the past two years, TASER International has engaged LULAC leaders at the national and state level to educate members about the TASER technology and its impact in local communities across the country in the reduction of lethal force, excessive use-of-force complaints, and police officer and suspect injuries. TASER devices are now used by more than 9,500 law enforcement agencies nationwide and are largely responsible for a trend of decreasing citizen complaints and excessive use-of-force complaints as well as declines in both officer and suspect injuries. “TASER International’s commitment to convening community groups to advance policies and oversight of TASER stun guns is an effort that we fully support,” said LULAC National President Rosa Rosales. “Useof-force policy is a part of every community throughout the country and we look forward to taking a leadership role in encouraging a dialogue in our local communities and beyond.” For complete content of the LULAC motion please request a copy. - more - Media Contacts: Steve Tuttle TASER International, Inc. 480.444.4000 (Media ONLY Hotline) Lizette Jenness Olmos LULAC 202.365.4553 (cell) About the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) LULAC is the oldest and largest Latino civil rights membership organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide. About TASER International, Inc. TASER International provides advanced electronic control devices for use in the law enforcement, military, private security and personal defense markets. TASER® devices use proprietary technology in a manner that is generally recognized as a safer alternative to other uses of force to incapacitate dangerous, combative or high-risk subjects who pose a risk to law enforcement officers, innocent citizens or themselves. TASER technology saves lives every day, and the use of TASER devices dramatically reduces injury rates for police officers and suspects. For more information on TASER lifesaving technology, please call TASER International at (800) 978-2737 or visit our Web site at www.TASER.com. Note to Investors This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of the 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. The forward-looking information is based upon current information and expectations regarding TASER International. These estimates and statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results could materially differ from what is expressed, implied or forecasted in such forwardlooking statements. TASER International assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release. TASER International's forward-looking statements in this press release and future results may be impacted by the completion of the restatement of the Company's financial results for the first quarter of 2005 and the second quarter of 2005, risks associated with rapid technological change, new product introductions, new technological developments and implementations, execution issues associated with new technology, ramping manufacturing production to meet demand, litigation results from Company-filed lawsuits and other litigation including lawsuits resulting from alleged product-related injuries, media publicity concerning allegations of deaths occurring after use of the TASER device and the negative impact this could have on sales, product quality, implementation of manufacturing automation, potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results, adjustments to these amounts which may be reflected in our 10Q filing, competition, financial and budgetary constraints of prospects and customers, international order delays, dependence upon sole and limited source suppliers, negative reports concerning TASER device uses, governmental inquiries and investigations, medical and safety studies, fluctuations in component pricing, government regulations, variation among law enforcement agencies with their TASER product experience, TASER device tests and reports, dependence upon key employees, and our ability to retain employees. TASER International's future results may also be impacted by other risk factors listed from time to time in its SEC filings, including, but not limited to, the Company's Form 10-Qs and its Annual Report on Form 10-K. The statements made herein are independent statements of TASER International. The inclusion of any third parties does not represent an endorsement of any TASER International products or services by any such third parties. For further information contact Steve Tuttle, vice president of communications and visit the company’s Web site at www.TASER.com for facts and video. ###