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1. Please consider shelving all Tasers in your department. Tasers are almost always used on unarmed individuals, whose vulnerabilities are unknown to the members of law enforcement, at the time this very deadly weapon is discharged. 2. Pursuant to the California Public Records Act —please release the names of all members of your department who discharged Tasers during the incident described below, occurring on or about October 3, 2018, at approximately 1pm, at or near the 1300 block of El Camino Real, in the city of Millbrae, County of San Mateo. Please release the number of taser blasts each officer discharged.

From: domainremoved <Aram>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2018 23:51:54 -0700

October 4, 2018

Dear San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos:

Please read the below article( No excuse for Tasers in our Jails, see link below) written jointly by attorneys Richard Konda & Aram James.

Once you have read our piece, I would be happy to meet with you to discuss realistic options to Taser use.

As you know, a San Mateo County man, age 36, died on October 3, 2018 after being tased by one or more members of your department.

I believe this unfortunate death could have easily been avoided, had members of your department been properly trained re the numerous risks associated with tasering unarmed individuals, laboring under mental health and cognitive deficits, under the influence of drugs, or suffering a constellation of physical and mental heath issues. I look forward to meeting with you in the very near future.


Aram James

Redwood City California

( State-bar # 80215)

415 370-5056


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