Archive for the 'Police mistaking gun for taser' Category

USA – San Francisco: Johannes Mehserle’s appeal rejected (2012-09-12)

Posted on September 12 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Mistaking a gun for a taser? In a long-lasting legal procedures, Johannes Mehserle conviction is upheld, rejecting his claim of an innocent mistake and conclude he had acted with criminal negligence when he fatally shot Oscar Grant in January 2009. The officer said Mr Grant had been struggling, with one hand […]

USA – Washington DC: Supreme Court declines to hear Taser case [of police officer who mistook his gun for a taser] (2011-12-07)

Posted on December 7 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Note this case before the US Supreme Court was about a specific issue: an officer who shot an unarmed suspect (non-fatally) with his .40-caliber Glock firmearm , mistaking this for his taser: Frederick Henry was shot in the elbow, fleeing from the police because he had failed to pay child support. Should […]

AUSTRALIA – Police response [to Adam Salter in crisis] an utter failure, coroner finds (2011-10-14)

Posted on October 14 2011 by admin

 [[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Adam Salter was shot and killed in the kitchen of his Lakemba home in November 2009 after police responded to a call that the 36-year-old was stabbing himself with a knife. But the inquest into Mr Salter’s death learnt that Sergeant Bissett shouted “Taser, Taser, Taser” before firing her gun, and […]

AUSTRALIA – Investigation into Adam Salter’s death a ‘disgraceful whitewash’ (2011-10-07)

Posted on October 7 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : An internal police investigation into the death of a mentally ill man who was shot at close range by an experienced sergeant has been branded a “disgraceful whitewash” by lawyers for the victim’s family. Adam Salter, 36, who had a history of depression, psychosis and schizophrenia, was shot dead by […]