Archive for the 'Police indicted' Category

ISRAEL – Jerusalem Police officer sentenced to 28 months for abusive use of taser gun on handcuffed man (2014-04-27)

Posted on April 27 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A rare case of police being seriously sanctioned for taser abuse. The Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday handed down a 28-month prison sentence against police officer Sail Anaim for abusive use of a Taser gun against an unnamed man. This is the first time a court has passed such a sentence […]

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 […]

UK – Sussex Police Officer suspended over ‘Taser threat’ (2014-04-16)

Posted on April 16 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A police officer has been suspended while he is being investigated. for allegedly threatening to shoot a “drunk and unruly” hospital patient with a Taser. Police receive four-days training in taser use. Police spokesperson: “This includes tactical and handling assessments and is designed to test decision making under pressure.”]] A police […]

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 […]

CANADA – Edmonton, Alberta Police chief told to lay disciplinary charges in Stanley Cup arrest (2014-03-25)

Posted on March 25 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Some eight years later, disciplinary charges will be laid against a constable who arrested lawyer Brian Fish during the 2006 Stanley Cup celebrations. Brian Fish showed up, when he was called by his son who said the police were getting “out of control”. Mr Fish started taking pictures. One officer pulled him […]

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 – 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 […]

AUSTRALIA – Perth: Stun gun ‘no compliance tool’ for cops (2014-01-15)

Posted on January 26 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Stun guns must not be used by police officers simply to make people obey their instructions, a Taser expert attached to the WA Police academy told Perth Magistrate’s Court yesterday. He was giving evidence at the trial of two officers charged with assault over their use of Tasers on Kevin Spratt at […]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Now cops want pepper spray, tasers (2014-01-14)

Posted on January 18 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In 2010, six police officers were charged with crimes linked to the arrest and beating of three men shocked with a taser gun Despite this major scandal involving police brutality using tasers – which has yet to thoroughly investigated (see also related stories under “Trinidad & Tobago”, the police association is calling […]

AUSTRALIA – Two police officers who repeatedly tasered a man at the city watch house have gone on trial in Perth (2014-01-13)

Posted on January 13 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Two police officers are on trial, facing a total of seven charges of assaulting Kevin Spratt after he was arrested in August 2008. The officers repeatedly tasered Mr Spratt after he refused to go to a cell to be strip searched. Prosecutors says their actions were patently in breach of police guidelines […]

ISRAEL – For first time, Israeli cop charged with taser abuse: Tel Aviv patrol officer allegedly stunned handcuffed man dozens of times (2013-08-26)

Posted on August 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A patrol officer in the Yiftah region of the Tel Aviv District, was accused of deliberately using the stun gun to abuse suspects in January 2011, The police stunned the plaintiff a total of 24 times. Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino last week suspended the use of tasers, after a video that […]

CANADA – Edmonton police officer Sgt. Aubrey Zalaski to appeal reprimand for Taser a decade ago (2103-06-23)

Posted on June 23 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In 2003, an Edmonton police-officer used a taser four time against Timothy Ferguson after reports of a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. When police arrived, Ferguson was displaying violent and aggressive behaviour. Officers struggled to subdue him, eventually deploying the Taser four times. “The Law Enforcement Review Board” view is that […]

AUSTRALIA – Police could face charges over Taser death of Brazilian student (2013-05-28)

Posted on May 28 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : On 18 March last year, Brazilian student, 20-year-old Roberto Curti had an adverse reaction to LSD, stole some biscuits from a convenience store in Sydney, was tasered 14 times by the police and died. The Police Integrity Commission is recommending that consideration be given to the prosecution of a number […]

New Orleans, Louisiana: New Orleans Police Dept Taser case tests difference between lying and faulty memory (2013-06-28)

Posted on March 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Police who taser a suspect report he was holding a machete. Video from the tasercam contradicts this and they are sanctioned. Cameras are become an increasinly important tool for establisgin what actually happens. They were put on trial: “These two officers were looked up to by many officers,” Deputy Chief Darryl […]

ISRAEL – Judges slams police officer for use of taser gun (2012-12-16)

Posted on December 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (A very brief report) A magistrate in Petah Tikva – a city (pop.210,00) 11 km east of Tel Aviv – says police had no justification for tasering multiple times a detainee who was bound at the time. ]] Ynet-news,com The Petah Tikva Magistrate’s court criticized a local police officer who used his […]

USA – Albuquerque District Attorney won’t charge officers for Taser case – Boot on suspect’s head also doesn’t rise to crime (2012-12-04)

Posted on December 4 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Criminal charges have resulted from tasering by three Albuquerque police officers. Only one officer is being charged. He charged with the others into an apartment where a suspoected drug-dealer was staying and starts firing his Taser at one of the men in the apartment, hitting him at least three times with the […]

USA – New Orleans’ Second District officer fired for untruthfulness allegation has lengthy record of commendations and shootings (2012-12-03)

Posted on December 3 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In an all-too-typical case, and despite the misleading headline, a New Orleans police officer is dismissed for deploying his taser on an unarmed subject and for lying in his report on the incident. The officer had been found to have violated the NOPD truthfulness and moral conduct policies. He has a colorful […]

AUSTRALIA – ‘Poor judgment’: Taser case to be reviewed (2012-11-28)

Posted on November 28 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: New South Wales NSW Police will investigate a second Taser incident from the night Brazilian student Roberto Curti was killed (see under SEARCH): a Sydney court has found the user of a Taser to subdue Marcello Jimenez on March 18, just two hours before Mr Curti was Tasered up to 14 times, […]

AUSTRALIA – ‘Delirium’ disorder splits Taser inquests (2012-11-17)

Posted on November 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Does “Excited delirium” exist? Coroners Inquiries into two men who died after being shot multiple times by police with a Taser have come down either side of the condition “excited delirium”, which has split the medical community worldwide. Interestingly, the coroner rejected TASER International’s researcher Donald Dawes, who argued that excited delirium  […]

AUSTRALIA – Taser death: student was ‘no threat’ (2012-11-15)

Posted on November 14 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Unequivocal taser abuse … Five police officers involved in a “reckless, careless, dangerous and excessively forceful” pursuit of Brazilian student Roberto Laudisio Curti will be fighting for their careers as the force’s watchdog examines whether any should face criminal charges such as assault and perjury. State coroner Mary Jerram handed down a […]