Archive for the 'Gun mistaken for taser' Category

USA – New York City Cops killed Harlem man after they mistook friendly Taser fire for knife stab: lawsuit (2013-12-09)

Posted on December 9 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police shot dead mentally-disturbed Mohamed Bah with a firearm on September 25th, 2012, following a 911 call from his family because one cop mistakenly thought Bah had stabbed him, when in reality the cop was tasered by a fellow officer, claims a lawsuit against the NYPD by Mr Bah’s family.]] New York […]

USA – Madera, California settles civil rights suit over Taser mistake for $775,000 (2013-10-02)

Posted on October 2 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : 11 years ago police mistook a firearm for a taser. $775,000 out-of-court settlement with the family has been agreed. The officer, “accidentally” killed 24-year-old Everardo Torres as he sat handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser. At the time, “no one foresaw a weapon confusion issue,” and since then tasers […]

USA – San Francisco: Johannes Mehserle’s appeal rejected (2012-09-12)

Posted on September 12 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Mistaking a gun for a taser? In a long-lasting legal procedures, Johannes Mehserle conviction is upheld, rejecting his claim of an innocent mistake and conclude he had acted with criminal negligence when he fatally shot Oscar Grant in January 2009. The officer said Mr Grant had been struggling, with one hand […]

AUSTRALIA – Sydney: Coroner told of Taser warning before fatal shot (2011-09-26)

Posted on September 26 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : An inquest has heard a man shot dead by police in Sydney’s south-west two years ago – Adam Salter – was warned he was going to be stunned with a Taser. The police-officer yelled “Taser, Taser, Taser” but instead fired a shot with her pistol.]], by Nastasia Campanella An inquest has […]