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USA – Delco, Philadelphia man Tasered by police after suffering seizure (2014-03-20)

Posted on March 20 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Darren Scott, 48, is being held on assault charges. On March 12, he was “extremely combative” and tasered twice. In fact, he was having a seizure. Across America, there are more than 400 cases annually in which those who suffered seizures end up being charged with assault or resisting arrest…]] Philadelphia Inquirer, […]

USA – Delco, Philadelphia: Man Tasered by police after suffering seizure (2014-03-18)

Posted on March 18 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Darren Scott, 48, claims he was tasered when he had just suffered a seizure – puncturing his lung – and was later arrested for allegedly assaulting an officer and medic. The incident is “under investigation,” said Joseph Bail, the police commissioner. “We have no comment.” He was, according to the police,. Resisting […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Présentation à la Commission de la sécurité publique de la “Coalition pour le retrait du Taser” [The “Coalition pour le retrait du Taser” official statement to the Montreal Public Secirity Commission’s hearings on the taser] (2010-04-27)

Posted on April 27 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : An important analysis, the official position statement, presented by the president of the Ligue des droits et libertés, of the Quebec Coalition pour le retrait de Taser at the April 2010 Montreal Public Safety Commission’s public hearings on police access to tasers. Six major issues are raised: (1) the background of the […]

USA – Epilepsy Foundation Announces Updated First Responder Training Video as Another Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Police is Filed (2008-08-15)

Posted on August 15 2008 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Despite widespread police understanding, “regular reports about police misinterpreting behaviors related to seizures or post-seizure confusion as criminal conduct or aggression”. The recent death of James Edward Wells, who received multiple taser discharges (and other injuries) illustrates how things can go very wrong. The Foundation refers police to their handbook on how […]