Archive for the 'Bystanders protest taser use' Category

AUSTRALIA – Queensland: Eleven arrested after Aurukun riot [following police use of taser] (2103-10-01)

Posted on October 1 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Police used a Taser on a man late on Monday afternoon, prompting a riot in the tiny Aboriginal community of Aurukun community in Queensland. The settlement of about 1000 people erupted after the incident, with a large number of people forcing officers to retreat to the police station compound.]] Brisbane Times, […]

USA – Miami Beach, Florida: Crowd Turns on Police Officer After He Tasers Man in Florida (2011-08-18)

Posted on August 18 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments: Video shows onlookers protestiung against police use of tasers against unruly clubbers]] VIDEO available at URL MIAMI BEACH – Video uploaded to YouTube shows a crowd turn on a police officer while he is trying to make an arrest in Florida. User DOCTORDEA, who uploaded the video, says the incident took […]

USA – Denver, Colorado: Public outcry arises over death of man at zoo

Posted on July 12 2011 by admin

By Colleen O’Connor The Denver Post After the death of Alonzo Ashley at the Denver Zoo earlier this week, the Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance on Friday demanded sweeping changes to the way public safety is handled in the city. Ashley, 29, had punched and bitten two officers and a zoo security guard, said Denver […]