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March 19, 2008 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Columbia Police Department officers Taser Missourian reporter Sean Sposito. Instead of shooting him with barbs, officers attached the taser probes directly to Sposito's shirt. The barbs can penetrate through up to two inches of clothing, and the probes deliver 50,000 volts in five-second bursts. Sposito received the full voltage.
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