Archive for the 'Medical tests following taser use' Category

NEW ZEALAND – ‘Tasers safe’, police say (2013-12-18)

Posted on December 18 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police claim that Tasers are turning out to be one of the safest options for police needing to use force. 255 situations in the Auckland City District and discharged against 40 people since they were rolled out in 2010 until June 30 this year. “Police staff are however trained to provide the […]

UK – Taser®: Recommendations: Clinical Effects and Management of Those Subjected to Taser® Discharge (2013-09-20)

Posted on September 20 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The UK Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine provides overall guidelines and recommendations. How the X26 can be used to produce additional shocks. The distinction between probe mode and drive-stun mode. “In the UK, the overwhelming majority of police uses involving discharge of the Taser® X26 occur in probe mode.” Health […]

AUSTRIA – Verwendung im Polizeidienst: Osterreich [Taser Use in the police service in Austria] (downloaded 2013-08-20)

Posted on August 20 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The first 20 TASER X26 were tentatively introduced at the federal police in Upper Austria in February 2006, and they were first used in July 2006. There are strict rules governing medical attention following use of the taser. (See German original below)]] In February 2006, the first 20 TASER X26 […]

UK – Association of Chief Police Officers – Questions & Answers on Taser (2013-02-16)

Posted on February 16 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: The British police clearly favour the taser: The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) here answers questions about tasers in the UK police, including the history of adoption and under-estimate of their potential dangers and their misuse, assurances of their reliability (each taser is quality-controled by the manufacturer …) and the intention […]

ANALYSIS / USA – National Institute of Justice : Study of Deaths Following Electro Muscular Disruption [tasering] (2011-05)

Posted on May 31 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The conclusion of  this semi-definitive NIJ study, undertaken by an independent medical panel, “because many gaps remain in the body of knowledge with respect to the effects of CEDs [tasers]. The panel finds no conclusive medical evidence in the current body of research literature” to indicate the taser kills when used […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Le Taser deux fois moins utilisé qu’en 2007 à Québec [Quebec City police using taser 50% less often than in 2007] (2011-05-17)

Posted on May 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Quebec City police report taser use is down 50% – from 16 times a years to 8 – since 2007, when Claudio Castagnetta died following the use of the taser – as a result of the media coverage of this case, according to a police spokesperson. Anyone receiving a discharge now automatically […]

AUSTRALIA – Injuries mount from Queensland police Taser use, report says (2011-04-28)

Posted on April 28 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “TASER-related injuries have increased in Queensland and a high number of suspects are still being repeatedly shot almost a year after tougher controls were put on police using the 50,000 volt devices. But a Crime and Misconduct Commission report found no evidence of widespread misuse of the stun guns. The report, released […]

USA – Washington, DC: Police Executive Research Forum (PERC): “2011 Electronic Control Weapons Guidelines” (2011-04-22)

Posted on April 24 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: GlobalShock does not believe that new guide-lines are a panacea, but they can provide increased protection as long as the taser is in use.  The “PERF 2011 Guidelines” are, we believe ground-breaking,  from a widely-respected US forum (Police Executive Research Forum: PERF) – developed for and with the U.S. Department of Justice, […]

USA – Electronic gun (Taser) injuries (1987-01-27)

Posted on January 27 1987 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A very early article on mortality and morbidity rates of guns vs. tasers: 1.4% of tasered victims died, 50% of those shot with .38 specials.. Unsurprisingly, guns killed more frequently than tasers. Although 48% of “tasered” patients required hospitalization, all but one was for a preexisting injury or toxic or psychiatric problem. […]