Archive for the 'Sweden' Category

SWEDEN – Svenska poliser vill beväpna sig med elpistol – men får nej från RPS [Swedish police union want to arm themselves with tasers – but gets no support from the National Police Board] (2013-05-17)

Posted on May 17 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (This is an edited google-translation; the original Swedish text is below, in italics. The Police Union wants Swedish police officers be armed with the stun gun.) But the National Police Federation (RPS) says a straight no. This is reported in the Police Gazette. “Our goal is that always try to resolve […]

SWEDEN – The union wants stun guns – but the National Police says no (2009-01-26)

Posted on January 26 2009 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (This is a translation) The issue of tasers arises almost every time someone is shot. The Police Federation chairman has spoke out again and he wanted police to have stun guns. But the head of the National Police Board. The Board is no longer trying to introduce tasers: US research has […]

SWEDEN – Stieg Larssen: ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ (2008-09-16 – US publication date)

Posted on September 16 2008 by admin

Wikipedia … The full text of this summary of this widely-praised Sweish novel appears below, but only one reference to the taser, in the paragraph in bold: Key Paragraph : Meanwhile, Salander is assigned a new legal guardian, Nils Bjurman, a sadist who extorts sexual favors from her in return for access to her trust […]

SWEDEN – Etiska rådet säger nej till elpistol [Ethics Council says no to stun gun] (2007-10-12)

Posted on October 12 2007 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (This is an edited google-translation; the original Swedish text is below, in italics.) National Police Board (RPS) Ethics Council says no to police being allowed to use stun guns and “distance batons” : the need has not been adequately studied and the question of weapon delivering electric shocks that can cause […]

SWEDEN – Taser press release-Sweden approves taser technology by police (2004-10-27)

Posted on October 27 2004 by admin

In brief: Taser International reports “Swedish Police Force is also purchasing TASER X26 conducted energy devices for use by police in Sweden” implying widescale purchasing (“16,120 officers”) – but actually only for field trials