Archive for the 'Canary Islands' Category

USA – Okay, Oklahoma town trustee who was Tasered while ‘high’ wants police chief’s ouster (2012-10-09)

Posted on October 9 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A case opf shooting the horse that feeds you? – Okay Police Chief Fred Winters used a Taser on Town Councillor Fernand “Paco” Frye, 39, early Sept. 5 after responding to a report that Frye was shouting in his back yard and had overdosed on drugs, an arrest report says. Mr Frye […]

SPAIN – Tasers in Spain (2008-11-26)

Posted on November 26 2008 by admin


In brief: Special Operations police but few frontline police officers in Spain have tasers. 440 tasers were purchased but rarely used because of deaths reported in USA. But there are instances of its use, eg. in Canary Islands on undocumented immigrants.

SPAIN – Amnesty International-Use of tasers – death in custody (2006-05-23)

Posted on May 23 2006 by admin

http://www.amnestyusa.org/annualreport.php?id=ar&yr=2006&c=ESP Use of tasers: death in custody 2006 Annual Report for Spain In February the Civil Guard stated that taser guns and other electro-shock weapons were not in official use. The Interior Ministry said in April that no such weapon had been acquired, but conceded that “there [were] no specific rules regulating the possible abuses […]

SPAIN – Amnistía Internacional pide al gobierno que las fuerzas de seguridad no utilicen pistolas paralizantes de electrochoque (AI demands Spanish security forces not to use tasers) (2005-02-05)

Posted on February 5 2005 by admin

Amnistía Internacional (AI), http://www.es.amnesty.org (Note: what follows is a very rough translation from Google translator – the full text in Spanish appears below the post) According to the organization, these weapons are capable of being used to commit human rights abuses / Noticias.info / Madrid/Londres.- Amnesty International reports that members of the Spanish security forces […]