Archive for the 'Police apologize for tasering' Category

UK – Lancashire Taser police officer told to say sorry (2014-03-27)

Posted on March 27 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A mild rebuke for a serious offense! – A police officer who Tasered a partially-sighted stroke victim has been told to improve in his job and apologise to the man. After an Independent Police Complaints Commissioninvestigation. a police officer who Tasered a partially-sighted stroke victim has been told to improve in his […]

USA – Pierre, South Dakota police chief defends officer’s use of Taser against girl, 8, who threatened herself (2013-10-08)

Posted on October 8 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Pierre police chief is defending an officer’s use of an electroshock weapon against an 8-year-old girl who was threatening to harm herself. She was tasered in her with with a babysitter present. Police chief doesn’t apologize: “we can’t control if the threat is eight or 80” and the officer who […]

UK – Taser Provision: Met [London Police] Force Moves To Allay Concerns (2012-12-21)

Posted on December 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Metropolitan Police (= London Police) is actively trying to convince community groups that more tasers are good for the community. two officers per response car will be equipped with Taser in each borough, with a pair of the vehicles operating at any one time. (Hard to make out what this really […]

UK – Specialist lawyers take on case of tasered Chorley, Lancashire man (2012-10-25)

Posted on October 25 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Blind Colin Farmer, 61, who is recovering after being tasered by mistake, has instructed Sophie Khan, of McMillan Williams Solicitors, a solicitor-advocate specialising in taser-related injuries, to represent him in his civil claim for compensation against the police. Mr Farmer, who has suffered two strokes in recent years, was walking in Peter […]

UK – Campaigners raise concerns over increased police Taser use (2012-10-21)

Posted on October 22 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Taser use in England rose by 45% in 2011 and the numbers are expected to continue to increase. Mistaken deployment of Taser on a Lancashire blind man – mistaking his blind-stick for a taser – and other incidents spark calls for more police control and restraint. A few weeks earlier, James McCarthy, […]

UK – ‘If you give the police more Tasers, don’t be shocked by the result’ (2012-10-21)

Posted on October 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: When the police ask for extra weaponry in the struggle to defend our civil liberties, it’s time to start worrying. Last June the Police Federation wrote to the prime minister asking for the number of Tasers to be treble. The tasering of an elderly blind man who’d already suffered from two strokes […]

UK – Police use Taser on blind man after mistaking cane for sword – Later apologize for putting victim ‘through a traumatic experience’ (2012-10-17)

Posted on October 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In what may be the mnost surreal case of mistaken identity, UK police taser a blind man nistaking his blind cane for a samurai sword! Understandably, Colin Farmer did not stop when police demanded him to do so, without revealing they were poilice officers. Police later arrested a 27-year old man in […]

UK – London Police taser gun blunder: Teen accidentally hit in chest by charge from police taser (2012-09-17)

Posted on September 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Kieran Ahmet, who is 17, describes how he was hit in the chest by a charge from a police taser, as officers foiled an attempted jewel robbery. He was an innocent bystander caught up in the police operation in north-east London on Saturday morning. The Met has said sorry.]] ITV, by Piers […]

UK – London Police ‘sorry’ after taser blunder after swoop on jewellery raid gang (2012-09-16)

Posted on September 16 2012 by admin

ITV [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police have apologised after accidentally tasering an innocent bystander following an attempted robbery at a jewellery shop in north-east London. Six men, three of whom were tasered, were arrested and remain in custody at north London police stations.The force said that during the arrests a 17-year-old boy, who was not part […]

UK – London Police ‘sorry’ after taser blunder (2012-09-16)

Posted on September 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police have apologised after accidentally tasering an innocent bystander following an attempted robbery at a jewellery shop in north-east London. Six men, three of whom were tasered, were arrested and remain in custody at north London police stations.The force said that during the arrests a 17-year-old boy, who was not part of […]

UK – Swansea electrician tasered with 50,000 volts for carrying a screwdriver in his pocket (2012-09-16)

Posted on September 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An electrician was tasered by armed police because he walked into a shop with a screwdriver in his pocket. Chris Thomas, 45, had been repairing the lights in a nearby pub and still had the tool in his pocket which led to a security scare in central Swansea. He received four bursts […]