Archive for the 'Czech Republic' Category

CZECH REPUBLIC – Sebevraha v Brně policisté odlákali na cigaretu, pak ho zasáhli taserem [Suicide in Brno police lured by a cigarette, then hit him with a Taser] (2013-06-26)

Posted on June 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Note this is a an edited google translation from Czech – the original appears in italics below.) Brno Riot Police respond to a call from a 23-yr-old’s mother about her son who was drunk and attempting suicide. The police copme and taser him on the balcony apartment. ]] The dramatic […]

CZECH REPUBLIC – Vězeňští dozorci dostanou nové pravomoci a taser [Corrections officers get new powers and tasers] (2013-05-02)

Posted on May 2 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Note this is an edited google-translation from the Czech: The original text appears in italics below). Czech prison guards in have been given the green light to use tasers to help control inmates, including escorting prisoners into court buildings … ]] The Prison Service is likely to get greater powers […]

CZECH REPUBLIC – Young Romani – gypsy – man diagnosed with schizophrenia dies after police intervention [equipped with tasers] (2011-12-06)

Posted on December 6 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A young Roma (“gypsy”) man from Děčín who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia dies after he “runs amok”. In this state of psychiatric emergency, the family called the police. The man’s mother heard one of the police officers tell his colleagues over the radio to bring an “electric pistol” (evidently a taser). […]

GLOBAL – The Business of Torture (2011-08-01)

Posted on August 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : An overall Amnesty Interational and Omega Organization report on the export of torture – including tasers (although these are probably generic tasers), particularly from the Czech Republic to renegade groups & countires. -The Czech Republic has issued licenses to export shackles, electric shock weapons and chemical sprays to 6 countries whose […]

CZECH REPUBLIC – Czech Police Use TASER X26 (2008-07-18)

Posted on July 18 2008 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In June 2008, Czech police taser a wanted man hiding in his apartment. Police hope the X26 will become more widely available. Tasers were introduced in 2005 for a few specially trained officers. 50 are now available across the republic. Tasers are said to allow people to remain fully conscious but […]

CZECHOSLOVAKIA – Czech detectives use a controversial Taser stun gun (2008-06-17)

Posted on July 17 2008 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Revised google-translation from the Czech; the original text appears below the translation, in italics.) Detectives (detektivové) used a taser gun for the first time following a wider rollout of tasers – previously it had only been available to special intervention units But the arms arte controversial: the UN considering them as […]

CZECH REPUBLIC – New law on tasers (2008-06-25)

Posted on June 25 2008 by admin

CZECH REPUBLIC (2008-06-25) [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS :]] (A very short edited google-translation from Czech; the original text appears below the translation, in italics. 25th June 2008 Parliament passed a new Law on Police Minister Ivan Langer, that allows the police (only intervention units) to use stunguns as coercive weapons. 25. června 2008 sněmovnou parlamentu prošel nový […]

CZECH REPUBLIC – The charged issue of Tasers in the Czech Republic (2008-06-25)

Posted on June 25 2008 by admin

Czech law enforcement’s use of the controversial device brings an international debate home as Prague police used an electric stun gun for the first time in the country’s history on June 16 2008. 50 Tasers are available for law enforcement nationwide, to be used by specially trained officers.

CZECH REPUBLIC – Police Use TASER X26 (2008-06-16)

Posted on June 16 2008 by admin

  [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : a site that appears to be a Taser vendor – – tells us the Czech police have 50 tasers for law enforcement following a testing programme for “pacifying attackers”]] On June 16, 2008, Czechoslovakian law enforcement officials used a stun gun on a wanted man who was hiding in […]

CZECH REPUBLIC – Naše paralyzéry nezabíjejí, tvrdí česká policie [Our stun guns do not kill, says Czech police] (2007-11-20)

Posted on November 20 2007 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS :]] (Edited google-translation from Czech; the original text appears below the translation, in italics.) Tasers were first used by Czech police in October 2007: initially 8 were purchased, another 50 are expected to be supplied. The police consider them safe and not at all dangerous – it’s a non-lewthal instrument: green! Police are […]