watching the butterbean video on the other thread got me thinking (and i didn't want to hijack that thread...) a couple nights ago i zapped someone with my Taser and per our department policy i called for a medic. our medics' policy dictates that they have to treat Taser probes as "impaled objects" and they transport to the ER to have them "surgically" removed by a doctor. (i don't know why we couldn't just transport him to the hospital three blocks away! we had to wait 5 minutes for the medic to arrive and load the suspect onto the gurney) now, i've gotten a few people with the Taser, and the hospital staff always vary the procedure for removing the probes. i've seen local anesthetics applied prior to the doctor making a small incision to ease the probes out and stitch the wound shut. i've seen local anesthetics applied then the probes yanked out with a pair of clamps. i've even seen xrays taken and teams of doctors consulting on how best to remove the probes, then resorting to one of the previous methods... two nights ago, the doctor yanked them out with clamps without any painkillers or anesthetics or consultation (my favorite so far). what does your department do, and how do your local medical professionals handle tasered suspects??