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>>
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is video of a pregnant teen getting stunned with a taser by a New York City cop last February went viral.>>
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What happened afterward is being reported here for the first time. Daylene Rosario gave birth in June but baby Riley isn't fairing well.>> I'm in the hospital with her 24, 7.
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>> The bay girl is undergoing tests for a possible seizure disorder.>> It happens so frequently that now I don't hesitate when she gets them.>> In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Daylene recalls the first time she rushed her two-month old daughter to the hospital after the baby started having tremors.
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>> She was having a coughing fit and with the coughing fit, she stopped breathing and her arms were extended and she was shaking with one of her eyes leaning to the side.>> Her lawyer, Scott Reineke, says he plans to make the baby's problems a central issue in a $5 million legal claim Daylene has filed against the NYPD.
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>> My God!>> Our belief is that there is a case here against the police department and those who utilized this taze for causing this situation and causing this physical harm to the baby while it was in the womb.>> The police department has declined to comment because of the ongoing investigation.
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Daylene is among a group of Americans identified as being at higher risk from tazer shocks by Axon, the weapon's manufacturer. They include pregnant women, small children, the elderly, people with heart conditions, and the list goes on. Taken together, that covers a third of the US population according to a Reuters analysis.
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Yet police frequently use tasers on people who fall into the groups the company warns about.>> We're not tazing.>> Reuters identified more than 1,000 police incidence in the US in which someone died after being stunned with a taser, often in combination with other force.>>
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]>> Axon says its warnings and training do not identify any population group as high risk. Rather, they recognize that certain people may be at increased risk during encounters requiring force. But the warnings and advisories issued by the company, formerly known as Taser International, note explicitly that some individuals may be particularly susceptible to the effects of its weapons.
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>> You need to stop resisting or you will be tased.