Archive for the 'Police injuries after taser adoption' Category

CANADA – Ottawa Police injury costs climbing, Tasers could bring relief (2014-03-20)

Posted on March 20 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers are presented as reducing police injury costs for Ottawa – $2.5 million a year. Carrying a Taser could mean an officer doesn’t have to get into a physical altercation with suspects, said a police spokesperson. Even the presence of a Taser at a call can de-escalate the tension, he added.]] Ottawa […]

USA – Arizona: Purchase of Tasers for Department of Public Safety questioned – Officer who submitted request has ties to firm (2011-12-09)

Posted on December 9 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Arizona Department of Public Safety (state police) just increased its order for 800 new taser from $800,000 to a new order for 1,000 newer-model Tasers and accessories at a cost of more than $1.9 million. – This was the decision of one man, Sgt. Bud Clark, who failed to declare […]

USA – Indianapolis, Indiana: Deputy who refused Taser shock has lawsuit dismissed (2011-05-07)

Posted on May 7 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former deputy who said he was wrongly fired by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department after refusing to receive a shock from a Taser.” The Judge stated: “Taser exposure “does not result in long-term damage and teaches deputies first-hand the effects of the […]

UK – Police Commission (IPCC) finds police officers were right to use Taser on man having epileptic fit (2011-05-04)

Posted on May 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The UK Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) condones police use of the taser against Howard Swarray, becoming aggressive as he was recovering from an epileptic fit following rigorous physical training in a gymnasion. “”If he is getting aggressive I am sure 50,000 volts will stand him up.” a police officer said en […]

USA – Injuries to Officers and Suspects in Police Use-of-Force Cases: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation (2010-09-16)

Posted on September 16 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Do tasers reduce office and suspect injuries? This is the abstract of a comparison of 4 agencies using tasers with 6 that didn’t. Taser sites had lower rates of officer injuries, suspect severe injuries, and officers and suspects receiving injuries requiring medical attention. Need to examine this with more rigor … ]] […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – “Taser: tuer le messager!” [“Taser: Kill the messenger!”] (2008-02-01)

Posted on February 1 2008 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : The notes of a journalist who worked on a Radio-Canada documentary by Frédéric Zalac on tasers: many who had stories to tell (police, medical examiners, journalists, etc.) did not want their names or faces to appear on the programme for fear of lawsuits – SLAP – by TASER Inc. lawyers who have […]

USA – research – “The impact of conducted energy devices and other types of force and resistance on officer and suspect injuries” (2007)

Posted on December 31 2007 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A research study. Data on 1,645 use-of-force incidents occurring between January 1, 2002 and July 2006 were obtained from two different law enforcement agencies. In a study of two police agencies, “The use of CEDs was associated with reduced odds of officer and suspect injury and the severity of suspect injury in […]