Archive for the 'Multiple taser discharges' Category

USA – Sunbury, Pennsylvania: Repeated Taser shots didn’t stop knife attack, police say (2014-07-09)

Posted on July 9 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasered, then shot: Yet another example of how unreliable the taser can be. In an altercation in which 22-year-old Erick Trometter brandished a knife, a police officer first tasers (“repeated taser shots”) then shoots him. At press time, he was still in hospital.]] The Daily Item, by Francis Scarcella SUNBURY — Acting […]

USA – Augusta, Georgia: Family protests stun-gun death case, demands justice outside courthouse (2014-07-07)

Posted on July 7 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: June 29, 2013: multiple tasering, then cardiac arrest and died. The family of George Harvey, 39 when he died, is holding a protest. He had history of arrests related to cocaine, marijuana and controlled substances, makes his case and life seem “unimportant,” his sister says, demanding that justice be served.]] Augusta Chronicle, […]

NEW ZEALAND – Taser victim hoping to sue police (2014-06-24)

Posted on June 24 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Not in in New Zealand are happy about taser use: Mark Smillie was tasered twice by police on Xmas Day 2011 after failing to stop his car. Mr Smillie said the pain he experienced from the taser was hideous, and the worst pain he had ever experienced. The Independent Police Conduct Authority […]

USA – Millvale, Pennsylvania settles Taser lawsuit for $37,500 (2014-05-29)

Posted on May 29 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Millvale (pop. 4000) has reached a $37,500 settlement in the case of Thomas Jason James Smith who was tasered repeatedly in September 2012, after he was handcuffed.]] Post-Gazette Millvale paid $37,500 to resolve a lawsuit filed by a resident who was shocked with a Taser while handcuffed, according to documents released to […]

USA – Baltimore, Maryland: Group calls for Taser moratorium (2014-05-27)

Posted on May 27 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants Baltimore City Council hearing and independent review of 19 year-old George King’s death after he was tasered in hospital. They are call for a moratorium on taser use until the review is completed. Separately, the American Civil Liberties Union sent Baltimore police a letter Tuesday asking […]

USA – Baltimore Death by Taser [Editorial] (2o14-05-27)

Posted on May 27 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This editorial seriously challenges police use of a Taser five times, in drive-stun mode, to subdue teenager, George King, in hospital. Mr King died. The taser is an electroshock weapon touted as a less lethal alternative to firearms when used by police pursuing fleeing suspects or attempting to take unruly individuals into […]

USA – Baltimore Maryland Foster youth identified – was Tased five times at Good Samaritan Hospital (2014-05-19)

Posted on May 19 2014 by admin

[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Multiple tasering in hospital leading to death of African-American 19-yr-old George V. King on 14 May: A city police officer used his Taser five times to subdue a heavily medicated Mr King who was fighting staff at Good Samaritan Hospital and later died, according to his family’s attorney and an account […]

USA – Chicago: Cops Used TASER Several Times On Mentally Ill Man, Family Says (2014-05-16)

Posted on May 16 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A call to Chicago police for help with a mentally ill man, Philip Coleman, a University of Chicago graduate, led to an arrest, a TASER being repeatedly deployed and an outraged family. “He needed to go to a hospital,” his father says. Instead, he was taken to a Chicago police station and a […]

USA – Indianopolis Cop who Tased Alzheimer’s patient won’t get job back (2014-05-13)

Posted on May 13 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police officer who Tasered during 31 seconds a nursing home resident advanced-stage Alzheimer’s disease will not be getting his job back, two years after the event occurred. The officer claimed he utilized the Taser in an effort to minimize injury to Howard, and followed police policy that determines the use of a […]

USA – Two former South Carolina police officers indicted for using taser multiple times on victim (2014-04-23)

Posted on April 23 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A rare case of police being charged for taser abuse: Two former Marion Police officers were indicted on federal charges Wednesday in connection with an April 2013 incident in which they allegedly used their tasers multiple times on a female citizen. In convicted, each defendant faces a maximum sentence of 10 years […]

USA – Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating fatal officer-involved Taser shooting (2014-04-17)

Posted on April 17 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: On 11 April 2014, Gregory Towns tasered then dies in Georgia – Police confirmed Mr Towns was stunned with a Taser more than once, but he said he was not prepared to say how many times. “Mr. Towns developed medical difficulties and was taken to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was later […]

USA – Phoenix, Arizona: Video: ‘Crazed man dies after resisting TASER, attacking cops’ (2014-04-15)

Posted on April 15 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (See video here) A post from the police PoliceOne website shows that continued use of a taser against a man – 38-year-old Edward Michael Caruth – after he was handcuffed. A TASER was deployed multiple times, but did not stop him, failed initially to subdue him, after the TASER was deployed multiple […]

USA – Des Moines, Iowa: ‘Facts’ from officials keep changing in Taser case – Register Investigation (2014-03-24)

Posted on March 24 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police often seem to misreport taser use (read: perjury), as if this were normal procedure. Police here provide inconsistent reports on the number of times a Taser was used and by how many deputies, whether deputies were injured, whether Michael Zubrod threatened the deputies’ lives, and details about Mr Zubrod’s death on […]

USA – Pennsylvania man, 76, Tasered SIX times [in 2012] because cops mistook him for his brother (2014-03-16)

Posted on March 16 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Robert Gross, now 77-years-old, was shot half a dozen times by cops armed with Taser guns, he claims in a lawsuit. The violent arrest occurred because police thought he was his brother Carl Gross Sr. Authorities were on the scene because nephew Carl Gross Jr called 911 to report his father was […]

ISRAEL – Tel Aviv Police officer convicted for abusive use of taser gun on handcuffed man (2014-03-14)

Posted on March 14 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Sail Anaim, an Israeli police officer – clearly a “bad cop” – has been disciplined for the first time for using the taser abusively: he unlawfully shocked an unnamed subdued man with a taser gun 24 times while he was already handcuffed in a police-car, on the ground and ion the police […]

USA – Hawaii – Taser Misuse: Suspect shocked for more than 30 seconds (2014-03-12)

Posted on March 12 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: How long should a taser shock last? – It’s at the police officer’s discretion … : Honolulu Police Officers used their Taser weapons more than a dozen times last year to subdue suspects. On one occasion, the officer was disciplined for misuse, getting 20 days unpaid suspension for a suspect being repeatedly […]

USA – Casa Grande, Arizona Officer reprimanded after firing his Taser: Weapon repeatedly used on suspect who was shackled (2014-02-26)

Posted on February 26 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A clear case of taser abuse but with what reprimand? A police transport officer who used a Taser three times on a handcuffed and shackled suspect has been disciplined by the Casa Grande Police Department. Officer Cornelius Riley received a 10-hour suspension after an internal review – after being found to have […]

USA – Idaho Family seeks answers in death of a Caldwell man who died after he was hit by a Taser (2014-02-20)

Posted on February 20 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Anthony Firkins Jr. died after being tasered three times ten months ago. Police reports are about to be released. Police claim he was being non-compliant following a car accident (he was hiding under his truck). Autopsy photos showed multiple puncture wounds consistent with Taser barbs, said Boise attorney Scott McKay: “I think […]

USA – Arizona: Fatal shooting by Mohave County deputy justified (2014-02-11)

Posted on February 11 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasered-then-shot: A police officer shot Blake Barbour, 43, who was combative and refused to follow Reif’s commands, seven times, after first hitting him with multiple shots from his Taser and then his asp in an attempt to subdue him. The local sheriff says: “This was an unfortunate circumstance, but the deputy’s actions […]

CANADA – British Columbia: Investigation finds RCMP officer did nothing wrong. Unarmed, broken-jawed man, struck & tasered three times (2014-02-06)

Posted on February 6 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A broken-jawed man is tasered three times, then struck on the head and shoulders in an August 2013 incident. He didn’t drop to the ground until the third discharge of the taser. B.C.’s Independent Investigations Office (IIO) decided the police acted appropriately since the man , had allegedly produced a knife and […]