Archive for the 'TASER consultants' Category

USA – Albuquerque, New Mexico: Editorial: City needs answers on Schultz-TASER contract (2014-05-01)

Posted on May 1 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: former Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz appears in clear breach of conflict of interests regulations by joining TASER Inc. as a consultant just after quitting his job as police chief last year. City councillors are challenging Schultz and demanding an “independent review” of how Taser received a no-bid $1.95 million city contract […]

USA – Albuquerque: Mayor on Taser dealings: No conflict of interest (2014-04-30)

Posted on April 30 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The scandal continues … Albuquerque’s mayor doesn’t feel the city’s dealings with Taser International present a conflict of interest – despite hiring two consultants with close ties to TASER International to resolve problems identified in a very critical Dept. of Justice report on city police brutality and the identification by the ex-Police […]

USA – Two More Albuquerque, New Mexico Councilors Question Schultz’s Links with Taser (2014-04-30)

Posted on April 30 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS – City councillors charge that ex-police chief recommended TASER as a “sole source supplier” (meaning no counter-officers by other potential suppliers) for body-worn cameras – before quitting and becoming a consultant for TASER International. At one point Chief Schulz emailed to TASER stating that the approval process for the contract ‘has been […]

USA – Emails put Albuquerque, New Mexico, Police Dept., Taser relationship in question [and questions of AXON reliability] (2014-04-23)

Posted on April 23 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Former Albuquerque Police Dept (APD) Chief Ray Schultz helped make Albuquerque one of Taser’s biggest clients before he retired – and now he’s on the TASER payroll. Albuquerque signed on a nearly $2 million, 5-year contract for Taser Axon Flex cameras, online storage and accessories. In February, a Power Point presentation created […]

USA – [Ex-Albuquerque Police Chief: Axon is …] ‘Must-have equipment for today’s police officer’— Ray Schultz (2014-03-31)

Posted on March 31 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The highly controversial ex-Albuquerque police chief write a TASER-sponsored article in a police-chiefs’ review calling for the widespread adoption of TASER AXON on-body cameras. Thanks to this policy: “I expect that our city will save $12 million over the course of five years in saved wages alone, plus unknown millions of dollars […]

CANADA – “Incompetence or Wilful Neglect?” [RCMP use of taser against 11-year-old] 2011-05-02

Posted on May 10 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: a powerful commentary by Canadian police psychologist Michael Webster following the RCMP tasering of an 11-yr-old First-Nations psychiatrically-disturbed buy in British Columbia. (1) The taser has never been adequately tested for its safety; (2) TASER Inc. influenced very strongly RCMP reports on its safety; (3) even TASER Inc. has long recognized how […]

CANADA – Conservatives using former lobbyists [including Taser lobbyist, Ken Boessenkool, who is said to be running the Conservative war-room] on election campaign (2011-03-31)

Posted on April 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Ken Boessenkool, an old ally of Harper’s who has handled some of the most lucrative government-relations contracts in Ottawa, is said to be running the Conservative war room … He was hired by Taser International when the government was facing calls to ban the use of the Arizona company’s stun guns as […]

AUSTRALIA – Inquest Enquiry told “Trigger memory can be faulty” (2011-03-23)

Posted on March 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Richard Wyant, Board Member, TASER Master Instructor, and Certified TASER Armorer and a key member of the US “Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners” – hardly an impartial expert and no expert on the psychology of memory- “giving video testimony from Baltimore, Maryland, said it was not uncommon for a police […]

USA – Cincinnatti Consultant [also working as Taser Inc. legal counsel] Finds Anderson Township Deputies Did Not Commit Crime (2011-03-09)

Posted on March 9 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: Police tasered a man driving eratically due to falling into a diabetic shock – and continued to taser him after he was taken into custody. “Consultant” O’Lynn defended the police’s actions – a clear case of conflict of interests.]] Arizona Republic He was tased repeatedly in a matter of ninety seconds. Then John Harmon […]