Archive for the 'Police misreporting' Category

USA – Des Moines, Iowa: ‘Facts’ from officials keep changing in Taser case – Register Investigation (2014-03-24)

Posted on March 24 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police often seem to misreport taser use (read: perjury), as if this were normal procedure. Police here provide inconsistent reports on the number of times a Taser was used and by how many deputies, whether deputies were injured, whether Michael Zubrod threatened the deputies’ lives, and details about Mr Zubrod’s death on […]

CANADA – Surrey, British Columbia – Transit cop who lied about Tasering incident gets his job back (2014-02-19)

Posted on February 19 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A transit cop who was fired after making false and misleading statements about a confrontation with an elderly man will be getting his job back. The Police Complaint Commissioner concluded that he intentionally falsified his report in a “misdirected effort” to help the other officer justify his use of the Taser.]] The […]

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 […]

USA – North Mankato, Minnesota man tasered by police before death, Mankato city officials say (2012-01-12)

Posted on January 12 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Why was this man tasered? 26-year-old was tasered twice by at least one of the police officers who arrested him. Andrew Layton was unconscious in the store’s entry when police officers arrived at about 4:40 a.m. He never regained consciousness and died on January 5th,, four days later, having suffered heart failure […]

USA – Cincinnati, Ohio Police shocked man after fall: Parents hope to press excessive-force suit against police (2012-12-17)

Posted on December 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An unarmed mentally ill man, Doug Boucher, who died during a confrontation on 13 January 2009 with police was shocked with a Taser seven times, kicked and repeatedly struck with a baton, all mostly after he had fallen face-first onto concrete and stopped moving, according to newly released court documents. Previously they […]

USA – Details revealed in Ohio man’s Taser-related death (2012-12-08)

Posted on December 8 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Surely the taser was the cause of death here? 39-year-old Doug Boucher, who had a bipolar disorder, was combative with the police and died after he was shocked 7 times by a Taser. Five of these discharges were against Mr Boucher after he was lying motrionless, face-down on the ground. He died […]

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 […]

USA – Grand Rapids, Michigan family of man who died [og ‘excited delirium’] after Taser tells East Grand Rapids police to stay out (2012-09-05)

Posted on September 5 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Attorneys for East Grand Rapids police, defending a lawsuit in Bolick’s 2009 death, filed notice in U.S. District Court that they want to enter the Mr Bolicks’ Heather Street house to inspect, measure and photograph the property. Matthew Bolick’s family – he died after multiple Taser shots by police – doesn’t […]

NEW ZEALAND – Police ‘clearly wrong’ in taser incident – judge (2012-07-07)

Posted on July 6 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: A rare case of tasercam video recording being used by a judge to contradict police reporting of a taser incident – the police claiming a man used his child as a “human shield”: “The pushing or shoving of the shower door did not occur, the Taser camera shows it was still intact. […]

AUSTRALIA – Victoria man Tasered for not showing his ticket (2012-07-01)

Posted on July 1 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : A clear case of taser abuse. Asked to show his ticket in a bus, Michael Lindsay was too slow for the inspectors and he said their job was a waste of tax-payers’ money. An inspector got upset and called the police, who came and ordered him off the bus, which he […]

USA – Vermont – Eyewitness Disputes Details In Taser Incident In Thetford (2012-06-25)

Posted on June 25 2012 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENT: An eyewitness is disputing a police account of what happened to a 39-year-old Macadam Mason who died after being shot in the chest with a stun gun. Mr Mason, he said, stood up, raised his hands and said something to the effect of “shoot me,” but didn’t clench his fist or charge […]

USA – Thetford, Vermont Man’s death jolts Taser controversy (2012-06-24)

Posted on June 24 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: 39-year-old Macadam Mason, who died minutes after he was tasered by Senior Trooper David Schaffer, was an epileptic – and told the police before they tasered him. Police were called to the home after Mason made comments about suicide and threatened to hurt others in the process. “He was unarmed, he had […]

USA – North Chicago: Man dies after being assaulted by cops [including mutliple tasering]; officers placed on paid leave (2012-04-25)

Posted on April 25 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: On November 13 2011, unarmed 45-year-old Darrin Hanna died a week after he was tasered multiple times as the Chicago police responded to domestic violence call. The police claim that their stun guns were only used two or three times, an autopsy identified 11 Taser scars on Hanna’s back. The seven police […]

USA – Mayor: North Chicago cops in Hanna case to be questioned again (2012-04-10)

Posted on April 10 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : New audio recordings are casting a different light on the role of police officers in the case of 45-yr-old Darrin “Dagwood” Hanna who was tasered-then-died on Nov. 6 2011. Autopsies revealed Hanna died as a result of multi-system organ failure and a sickle cell crisis brought on by a combination of […]

TASER Inc : Taser’s new tools: Body cameras and the Cloud (2012-02-22)

Posted on February 22 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS – In a widely reported press-release, TASER Inc. heralds its “new” AXON video cameras – a system it has been pushing since 2010. What is new is the link-up to Amazon.com: videos will be kept in a cloud and accessible via TASER Inc. The camera costs $1000, but access to the cloud […]

USA – Unofficial Chicago Police blog: “More Paperwork” [if each taser use has to be reported …] (2012-02-09)

Posted on February 9 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This site rarely includes blog files but this seems to reflect much police thinking:  … Illinois State Rep. Monique Davis is calling for detailined reporting of each taser use, in part to halt the growing use of tasers by the Chicago police. This police blogger calls the suggestion a”dumb idea”: Leave it […]

USA -Illionois State legislater calls for requiring police to track Taser use – Chicago lawmaker wants detailed reports about electroshock weapons (2012-02-07)

Posted on February 7 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Spurred by an explosion in Taser use by police, a state legislator from Chicago is pushing a bill that would force local police departments to inform the state of every shock an officer delivers to a civilian – just as they have to do in the United Kingdom.Some officers, it appears, are […]

USA – Melbourne, Florida: Rally raises awareness of police incident – Dozens support 66-year-old [suffering from dementia] tasered during arrest (2012-02-05)

Posted on February 5 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS – Albert Flowers, a 66-rear-old suffering from dementia, was was tasered by a police officer in October 2011, called to investigate reports of a disturbance involving a man with a knife – Mr Flowers apparently threatening his employees. The police turned off the dashboard video camera but it was later recovered and […]

UK – London: Oxford Street stabbing – police deny using Taser to control youths (2011-12-27)

Posted on December 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS – Despite the clear evidence on CCTV video – you can hear the rattle of the taser on the video – the London police deny using a taser to handle an ugly gang violence scene in which one gang-member was stabbed to death that erupted on Oxford Street on Boxing Day – […]

UK – London Police: Response to YouTube footage of Taser (2011-12-27)

Posted on December 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In an official statement, London Metropolitan Police denydischarging the taser in the crowded 26 December murder of an 18-year-old man in Oxford Street in what appears a gang slaying. This is contradicted by the distinct rattle-snake sound audible on the Daily Mail video posted earlier. That sound can only be the […]