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USA – Florida: ACLU calls for review of Taser use after landmark finding on Miami-Dade artist’s death (2014-03-07)

Posted on March 27 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Tasered-the-died – The taser is identified by the medical examiner as the cause of death of Israel Hernandez-Llach in August 2013. He died of heart failure because of an “electric device discharge.” – while the police had claimed he was on drugs. He also had traces of marijuana in his blood. Death was […]

USA – Miami Breach, Florida: Cause Of Death [taser-induced cardiac arrest] Determined For Teen Who Died After Being “Shocked” By Police (2014-03-06)

Posted on March 6 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Medical Examiner: Death of stree-artist Israel Hernandez Llach in August 2013 caused by “severe cardiac arrest” brought on by the electrical current administered to him by a police Taser. I.e.: he was killed by the taser. After Isreal was spotted scribbling graffiti on an abandoned McDonald’s restaurant, the police tasered him and […]

USA – Deputies: Greenville, South Carolina Man fights cops, throws Taser probes back at them (2014-02-04)

Posted on February 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Curtis Hall, 53, became agitated and jumped on an officer resisting a shot from a Taser. He just took the probes off and threw it back at officers. When more deputies arrived, they were able to help take the man down and arrest him. Mr Hall was charged with two counts of […]

FRANCE – “Affaire du taser” à Gaillon : le suspect porte plainte contre les gendarmes [The « taser affair » in Gaillon, Normandie : the suspect is taking the police to court] (2013-01-13)

Posted on January 13 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : A man was hospitalized following the police use of tear gas and a taser while he was in parking lot in a service station on the A13 motorway in Normandie (north-eastern France). He was badly burned. He released himself from, hospital to avoid getting a summons from then police. He was […]

USA – Middleburg Heights, Ohio: [$430,000] Settlement Reached in Police-Involved Taser Death (2013-01-03)

Posted on January 3 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a very brief text, unconfirmed so far elsewhere, FOX news is reporting that the City of Middleburg Heights has settled the case of a motorist who died after being tasered by police for $430,000, without, of course, admitting any wrongdoing. The video to which this summary links shows family defense lawyers […]

USA – One killed in officer-involved shooting in Buford, Georgia [after taser failed to incapacitate him] (2012-12-05)

Posted on December 5 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A case that raises serious questions about taser reliability, even if used “appropriately” … Police were called after several men were allegedly smoking marijuana in a parking lot. One man, police said, pointed a gun at his own head when they were frisking him. He was tasered, but this didn’t stop the […]

USA – A stunning verdict for Taser (2011-08-03)

Posted on August 3 2011 by admin

 [[ Summary / Comments : The British “New scitists” reports on the tuner decision which found TASER Inc. responsible for not informing police officers of the danger os aiming at the heart. “John Burton, legal counsel for Turner’s parents, proclaimed the case would mark the beginning of the end for the energy weapon. “I […]

USA – Man dies after being Tasered by police – Middleburg Heights, Ohio, police chief does not believe the Taser caused the man’s death (2011-05-15)

Posted on June 14 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Howard Hammon resisted arrest when marijuana was found on him following a traffic accident. He was tasered more than once, and stopped breathing in the police cruiser. “As to whether the Taser caused Hammon’s death, chief Maddox says he doesn’t believe it, telling WTAM 1100 Tasers are non-lethal weapons.”]] By Tom Moore, […]

NEW ZEALAND – Businessman used Taser in ‘drug feud’ (2011-05-18)

Posted on May 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS:Another case of the taser becoming a weapon in the hands of criminal (in this case with white collars) … In a feud over cannabis, “Max John Beckham, 63, a prominent businessman used a Taser gun on a man he claimed had stolen two buckets of cannabis from his home while redecorating, a […]

USA – Dekalb County, Georgia: Taser killing prompts lawsuit (2011-03-21)

Posted on March 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “The parents of a man – 29-year-old Audrecas Davis last May because he had done nothing wrong and  wasn’t resisting arrest, he was having an epileptic seizure – who died after being shocked with a Taser six times by DeKalb County police are suing the county and eight officers who the parents contend misused […]