Archive for the 'Pepper Spray deaths' Category

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 – Los Angeles: If Pepper Spray Isn’t Lethal, Why All the Deaths? (1995-06-18)

Posted on June 18 1995 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Does Pepper Spray kill? There are more than 60 nationwide – and 27 in California – during the past five years that authorities say might be linked to a Pepper Spray. Concerns are being raised by academics, civil libertarians and some law enforcement officials about the possible lethal consequences of a relatively […]