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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

19 Dec 2017

Ohio politicians call for inquiry into jail stun-gun abuses cited by Reuters

COLUMBUS, Ohio In one video, Sergeant Mychal Turner stunned a mentally ill inmate with a Taser multiple times after the inmate defied an order to stand in his cell at Ohio’s Franklin County jail. | Video

08 Dec 2017

Exclusive - U.N. watchdogs call for probe of Taser assaults in U.S. jails

GENEVA The U.N. special rapporteur on torture urged U.S. authorities to investigate and weigh criminal charges against jail officials in Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Arkansas for the “clearly gratuitous infliction of severe pain and suffering” from the use of Tasers on inmates, citing a Reuters report this week. | Video

06 Dec 2017

Special Report - Inmate deaths reveal 'torturous' use of Tasers

COLUMBUS, Ohio Corporal Matthew Stice pointed his Taser at Martini Smith’s bare chest. | Video

21 Nov 2017

U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

WASHINGTON A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters. | Video

24 Aug 2017

Special Report - How Taser inserts itself into investigations involving its weapons

MIAMI BEACH, Florida With a police officer close behind, Israel Hernandez-Llach ducked into an apartment building and dashed down the hall. Bursting through a rear exit, he scrambled over an iron fence, landing hard on a parked car, and sprinted across the parking lot. | Video

24 Aug 2017

Taser forges network of scientists, ties with police to defend stun gun

WASHINGTON Taser International Inc, the maker of police stun guns, has defended the safety of its weapon by spending millions on company-sponsored studies and cultivating close ties with police, medical examiners and consultants, a Reuters examination found.

24 Aug 2017

Taser forges network of scientists, ties with police to defend stun gun

WASHINGTON Taser International Inc, the maker of police stun guns, has defended the safety of its weapon by spending millions on company-sponsored studies and cultivating close ties with police, medical examiners and consultants, a Reuters examination found.

24 Aug 2017

Taser forges network of scientists, ties with police to defend stun gun

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 Taser International Inc, the maker of police stun guns, has defended the safety of its weapon by spending millions on company-sponsored studies and cultivating close ties with police, medical examiners and consultants, a Reuters examination found.

23 Aug 2017

Special Report: As Taser warns of more risks, cities bear a burden in court

CINCINNATI, Ohio Officer Richard Haas says he never meant for Everette Howard to die. He just wanted to stop him. | Video

23 Aug 2017

‘Breathe, Ronald, Breathe:’ The court case curbing Taser use

WASHINGTON One of the biggest commercial threats to Taser International’s signature weapon could come from a lawsuit the company won.

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