Archive for the 'Pepper gun instead of taser' Category

USA – Tulia, Texas Police Department Transitions from Taser to Pepper Gun (2014-05-14)

Posted on May 14 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Ane alternative to tasers: Following deaths after the use of tasers, the Tulia (population: 5,000) Police Dept. recently transitioned from tasers to a new, non-lethal device called the JPX Cobra 450 pepper gun (a hand-held, pistol-style device that fires a polarized and concentrated stream of oleorisin capsicum (OC) solution. The solution is […]

USA – Holly Springs, Mississippi Police Chief considers pepper-spray gun [instead of taser] (2013-11-28)

Posted on November 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This small town (pop 7,500) decides to adopt a pepper-spray gun – JPX Cobra 450 pepper gun – as an alternative to a taser, which the police chief says has been blamed for some deaths: “The pepper spray will not take down everyone, particularly those who may be high on PCP and […]

USA – Independent research – The impact of conducted energy devices and other types of force and resistance on officer and suspect injuries (2007-12-31)

Posted on December 31 2007 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers are compared with other types of force, between January 2002 and July 2006,: in one agency pepper spray caused more injuries than taser, in the second, tasers caused more injuries. In this comparison of data from two police agencies, the authors conclude that either pepper spray of tasers should be […]