Archive for the 'Bystander tasered' Category

CANADA – Edmonton, Alberta police again on hot seat over 2006 Stanley Cup Tasering (2013-10-30)

Posted on October 30 2013 by admin

[[Brian Fish, a 73-yr-old  Edmonton lawyer says he’s still looking for justice 7 years after he was wrongfully arrested and tasered at the 2006 Edmonton Stanley Cup celebrations, His son phoned him to says the police were getting out-of-control. He arrived with a camera. When police told him to stop, he refused. Fish said he […]

FRANCE – Les utilisations irrégulières des Taser et Flash-Ball dénoncées [Inappropriate use of tasers and flashballs criticized] (2013-05-28)

Posted on May 28 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Even if they are considered “non-lethal” tasers – and Flashballs – need to be more tightly controlled. The Defender of Rights for the first time takes a position on these “intermediary” weapons – they can only be used when strictly necessary and proportional; to the situation. The Defender of Rights receives […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Coroner says Montreal police should carry more stun guns [following two police shooting-deaths] (2012-12-05)

Posted on December 5 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This story adds an element to the other posts on the coroner’s report on the Montreal shooting – no taser involved – death of very-disturbed Mario Hamel (shot in the back) and the death of a bystander, Patrick Limoges, from a ricocheting bullet. At the time of the incident, Montreal police had […]

UK – London Police taser gun blunder: Teen accidentally hit in chest by charge from police taser (2012-09-17)

Posted on September 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Kieran Ahmet, who is 17, describes how he was hit in the chest by a charge from a police taser, as officers foiled an attempted jewel robbery. He was an innocent bystander caught up in the police operation in north-east London on Saturday morning. The Met has said sorry.]] ITV, by Piers […]

UK – London Police ‘sorry’ after taser blunder after swoop on jewellery raid gang (2012-09-16)

Posted on September 16 2012 by admin

ITV [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police have apologised after accidentally tasering an innocent bystander following an attempted robbery at a jewellery shop in north-east London. Six men, three of whom were tasered, were arrested and remain in custody at north London police stations.The force said that during the arrests a 17-year-old boy, who was not part […]

UK – London Police ‘sorry’ after taser blunder (2012-09-16)

Posted on September 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police have apologised after accidentally tasering an innocent bystander following an attempted robbery at a jewellery shop in north-east London. Six men, three of whom were tasered, were arrested and remain in custody at north London police stations.The force said that during the arrests a 17-year-old boy, who was not part of […]

UK – Swansea electrician tasered with 50,000 volts for carrying a screwdriver in his pocket (2012-09-16)

Posted on September 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An electrician was tasered by armed police because he walked into a shop with a screwdriver in his pocket. Chris Thomas, 45, had been repairing the lights in a nearby pub and still had the tool in his pocket which led to a security scare in central Swansea. He received four bursts […]

USA – Tacoma, Washington: Innocent Deaf Woman Tasered By Police (2012-08-23)

Posted on August 23 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments :  A clear case of taser abuse – a deaf victim of violence is tasered by insensitive police, whom she’s called for assistance. assistance. On April 6th, Lashonn White, a deaf woman, made a desperate call to the police from her home in Tacoma, Washington. With the help of her interpreter, White reached […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Montreal: Knife-wielding woman tasered (2011-06-10)

Posted on June 10 2011 by admin

[[Summary / Comments :   Conveniently, just 4 days oater the Montreal police kill a man digging through garbage with a knife and an innocent passer-by, here is this Montreal story in which the taser certainly appears a reasonable option … Also information on 42 tasers in the police arsenal]] The Gazette, by MAX HARROLD In a […]

BELIZE – Gang Supression Unit: Bigger Guns, More Force, But Is It More Effective? (2011-04-08)

Posted on April 9 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Sambula got one of the Taser and shocked me here. When he shocked me and i felt what it felt like I drew back and he pushed it on me again. It was more than one of them and they crowded me and shocked me all over ” …. Belize City – […]

USA – Civil rights groups call for probe of Arlington, Texas, Taser incident (2011-03-22)

Posted on March 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The main issue here is the immediate use of a taser to take down an eyewitness to a parking-lot crash. Mistaken identity. Just how minor can a “misdemeanour” be to merit being tasered and immediately?]] ARLINGTON — The local branch of the League of United Latin American Citizens and the Southern Christian […]

USA – Arlington, Texas, man says he was Tased by Arlington police for no reason (2011-03-20)

Posted on March 20 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Navy veteran, Jonathan Pierce, said an Arlington police officer mistakenly Tased him inside the pool hall around 1 a.m. Sunday. “‘I just don’t understand,’ Pierce said. ‘I didn’t do anything to nobody.’ According to Pierce, he went inside the bar to get money from an ATM. When he stepped outside to meet […]

USA – Eugene, Oregon – Pair questions police encounter: The two men say they don’t understand why they were treated as suspects in a potential robbery (2011-03-16)

Posted on March 16 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Two weeks after Tyson Salmon ended up in jail after being jolted by a Eugene police officer’s Taser, the west university neighborhood resident said he still doesn’t understand why the officer and employees of a bank across the street from his apartment complex suspected him and his roommate of criminal activity.”. They […]

USA – New Orleans police clash with Mardi Gras marchers in Faubourg Marigny (2011-03-07)

Posted on March 7 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “New Orleans police officers and members of the Krewe of Eris, a loosely knit Mardi Gras marching group, clashed late Sunday night in Faubourg Marigny, resulting in some marchers being struck with stun guns and arrested, and at least six officers being injured.” – The use of the taser in crowd situations […]

USA – Jefferson County, Illinois: Police Stun Gun Lawsuit Settled for $750k in Illinois (2010-08-19)

Posted on August 18 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department in Illinois (pop. 40,000) has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a police brutality lawsuit filed after deputies allegedly used a stun gun on three children”. They were all at at a center for troubled youths, aged 11-18 years, and the police accosted the wrong children and […]