Archive for the 'Death (incomplete)' Category

USA: Stricter limits urged as deaths following police Taser use reach 500 (2012-02-15)

Posted on February 15 2012 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Amnesty International (US) says “Of the hundreds who have died following police use of Tasers in the USA, dozens and possibly scores of deaths can be traced to unnecessary force being used.” The deaths of 500 people following police use of Tasers underscores the need for tighter rules limiting the use of […]

USA – Tasers reissued to Charlotte, North Carolina, cops after six months (2012-01-25)

Posted on January 25 2012 by admin

WBTV, by Ron Lee [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers were withdrawn (without any known announcement ) from the Charlotte police for six months of checking, inspecting and reissuing, after the death of Lareko Williams in a sexual violence scenario: he ran away, the police tasered him, he died. The new taser X2 arsenal – a double-barreled […]

USA – Bridgeport, Connecticut – Police ID man who died in custody (2011-11-14)

Posted on November 14 2011 by admin

14 Dec. 2011 … [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Ronald Cristiano of Trumbull died after he was hit at least three times with a stun gun by Bridgeport police Sunday after a struggle with police and emergency medical personnel. Mr Cristiano was naked at the time and may have been under the influence of drugs, police said […]

USA – Santa Ana, California: 2 cops charged in fatal beating (2011-09-22)

Posted on September 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Report combining many of the worst elements of the taser death: “mentally ill homeless man who was pummeled, shocked with a Taser and slammed with the butt of a stun gun in a beating that lasted nearly 10 minutes … A review of the evidence, including surveillance video, showed Thomas was […]

UK – ‘World must notice Human Rights abuses in UK’ (2011-09-09)

Posted on September 9 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The family of Mark Duggan, the man fatally shot by UK police last month setting off days of riots, have accused British police of operating a shoot-to-kill policy. Two subsequent taser deaths and a number of other apparent cases of police brutality have led to increased criticisms of policing activities […]

USA / CANADA – TRUTH-NOT-TASERS – List of the dead after taser use (2011-04-25)

Posted on September 7 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments ]] MAJOR REVISION – 684+ DEAD AFTER TASER USE: April 25, 2011 – MAJOR REVISIONS have been made to the list of North Americans who died after they were tasered – mush higher than figures frequenylt quoted from Amnesty International. Many more have been recorded since this date, but this is […]

UK – More deaths at the hands of UK police (2011-08-31)

Posted on August 31 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments : Three deaths too many! and now in England … “In the space of just seven days, three more people have been killed in police operations in the UK involving the use of lethal Taser guns and pepper spray.” Dale Burns in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, a 27-year-old father of two young children; […]

UK – Mum’s distress at Taser investigation (2011-08-27)

Posted on August 27 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments: In a death following the use of a taser  in England, taxi-driver Dale Burns was Tasered up to four times and pepper sprayed by police following a disturbance at his flat in Hartington Street, Barrow, on August 16. The dad-of-two’s condition later deteriorated and he was pronounced dead in hospital at […]

UK – Taser deaths raise concern in Britain (2011-08-26)

Posted on August 26 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments : The extreme techniques employed by the British police to capture suspects have sparked serious concerns among the public and campaigners who have been warning about a “disturbing rise” in arrest deaths. The warnings come after three people were killed by Taser guns and pepper spray in separate confrontations with police […]

UK – Three deaths in eight days spark concern over arrest methods (2011-08-25)

Posted on August 25 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Three taser-related deaths in a week have sparked contraversy in England: Investigations have been launched following the deaths of two men this week during separate arrest attempts in Cheshire and Bolton in which Tasers and pepper spray were deployed. Last week a Cumbrian body builder, Dale Burns, became the first person in […]

UK – Taser-related deaths raise concerns over ‘non-lethal’ police options [7 UK deaths in the last 2 years] (2011-08-24)

Posted on August 24 2011 by admin

UK – Taser and pepper spray review ruled out by police (2011-08-24)

Posted on August 24 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments : Despite growing criticism, the UK Association of Chief Police Officers says it will not review Tasers or pepper spray use at this stage despite three deaths in eight days. The three deaths occurred after arrests in Bolton, Cheshire and Cumbria during which Tasers or spray were used.]] The Association of […]

UK – Taser deaths investigated by police watchdog (2011-08-24)

Posted on August 24 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Spotlight on restraint tactics as Phillip Hulmes, 53, becomes third person in eight days to die after being shot with the stun gunThe use of Taser weapons is carefully scrutinised, according to the Association of Chief Police Officers.]] guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 24 August Spotlight on restraint tactics as Phillip Hulmes, 53, becomes third […]

USA – Tasered North Idaho man died from heart attack (2008-08-19)

Posted on August 19 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments In a typical case, Daniel L. Mittelstadt, 56, of Mount Shasta, Calif., who died following the use of a taser, had a pre-existing heart condition and a long history of mental health issues … pathologists determined that the Taser “did not in itself case the fatality” but a combination of factors […]

UK – The history of controversial Taser (re- Dale Burns) (2011-08-18)

Posted on August 18 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments : Following 3 deaths in England, Amnesty International says: “Tasers are potentially lethal and therefore should only be used in a limited set of instances where there is a very real threat of loss of life.” ]] Last updated at 14:16, Thursday, 18 August 2011 “THE use of the Taser is […]

UK – Police watchdog launches investigation into taser death of Dale Burns (2011-08-18)

Posted on August 18 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments : The UK police watchdog – theIPCC – has launched an investigation following the death of a Dale Burns after he was tasered multiple times by police.]] By Daily Telegraph reporter 7:00AM BST 18 Aug 2011 Dale Burns, 27, was tasered several times at his flat in Barrow-in-Furness as officers tried […]

UK – Amnesty criticises police Taser use after death of Cumbria man (2011-08-17)

Posted on August 17 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments: Amnesty International condemns police use of tase following Dale Burns death in northerm England ]] by Newswire August 17, 2011 at 6:48 pm Amnesty International today expressed deep concern of wider deployment of Tasers after a man living in Barrow, Cumbria died after he was struck by the weapon. The man […]

UK – Dale Burns dies after being Tasered by police in Barrow, Cumbria (2011-08-17)

Posted on August 17 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A Taser was used during the arrest of the man, named locally as Dale Burns. He complained of feeling unwell and was taken to hospital, where he died.]] Dale Burns, a physical culture Mr Burns became unwell following the arrest A man has died after being Tasered by police officers in Cumbria. […]

UK – Response to death of man after being struck by taser in Cumbria – following Brian Loan in 2006 (2011-08-17)

Posted on August 17 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS]] Amnesty International has today (17 August) reiterated its concern of the wider deployment of Tasers after a man living in Barrow, Cumbria died after he was struck by the weapon.]] Amnesty International spokesperson Eulette Ewart said: “While we’re not able to comment on the details of this specific tragic incident, Amnesty International […]

USA – Spokane Washington: Medical expert: Officers caused Zehm’s death (2011-08-15)

Posted on August 15 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In an important statement a medical expert hired by the local police following the taser-related death of Otto Zehm is blaming asphyxia, following the use of the taser for the victim’s death. “Zehm’s “proximate cause of death was compression asphyxia” caused by officers pressing down on his lower back, and […]