Archive for the 'Malta' Category

MALTA – Shots fired during Hal Far protest (2014-02-25)

Posted on February 25 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Asylum seekers in Malta were apparently targeted by tasers, which failed to function, in a protest over conditions in a detention centre on the island of Malta.[]] Malta Today, by Roberta Pecorella Over 70 detainees at Hal Far reported to have damaged furniture inside detention centre, after arrival of four MPs on […]

MALTA – Tasered man jailed for threatening police (2013-10-21)

Posted on October 21 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Nothing outstanding here, but report of use of taser by Maltese police: A man who reportedly tried to blow up his mother’s house and also drove onto a pavement where people were sitting at a café, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail and banned from driving for five years. […]

MALTA – Police used Taser guns four times this year (2103-10-01)

Posted on October 1 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Maltese police used Taser guns to defuse tricky situations four times between January and August of this year, without divulging the exact circumstance, but within the guidelines – tasers will only be used as a last resort when the Police are faced with an armed and aggressive suspect and other means […]

MALTA – Police tight-lipped on Taser guns (2009-12-13)

Posted on December 13 2009 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Controversial ‘electric-shock’ tasers can be used by police of any rank in “exceptional circumstances” such as to avert violence, police commissioner declares ]] Malta Today, bu David Darmanin Controversial ‘electric-shock’ Tasers can be used by police of any rank Internal circulars issued by the Police Commissioner in September last year and January […]

MALTA – Stun guns used three times since being introduced (2009-05-25)

Posted on May 25 2009 by admin

Times of Malta, Kurt Bugeja Coster … Stun guns were only used three times by the police since they started being given to officers last year, despite concerns that they may be overused. The police said that in all three cases the weapon was used because a suspect was clearly going to violently resist arrest. […]

MALTA – Police to get Taser guns (2008-09-12)

Posted on December 12 2008 by admin

Times of Malta, Christian Peregin … Police Sergeant Frans Schembri: “I’ve heard dangerous criminals saying they had been shot, stabbed and beaten up, but would do anything not to be ‘tasered’”. Taser guns, designed to incapacitate people without injuring them by sending electric shockwaves through their bodies, will soon offer Maltese policemen a safer way […]