Archive for the 'Police not following guidelines' Category

USA – Connecticut Police to Report Taser Incidents (2014-05-09)

Posted on May 9 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: the April death of José Maldonado. Maldonado was the 14th person to die in Connecticut after being tased, 10 of those people were African American or Latino. Police departments across Connecticut now will be required to report all usage of electronic weapons to the state under a bill approved by the legislature […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

USA – Fredericksburg, Virginia: City says officer violated Taser policy (2013-12-18)

Posted on December 18 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: a Fredericksburg police officer violated policy when he used a Taser on a suspect for about 40 seconds last month. This was inconsistent with training protocols. About half of the department’s Tasers have been retrofitted with a control device that will not allow them to be deployed for more than five seconds. […]

ISRAEL – Knesset Discusses Use of Taser Guns (2013-10-02)

Posted on October 2 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Israeli parliament’s State Control Committee has convened to discuss the use of the Taser guns by Israeli Police. The is concern about the use of taser within clear guidelines. “Otherwise the use of the Taser gun will be neither correctly proportionate nor intelligent.” This follows the tasering of Boaz Albert, […]

UK – UK Association of Police Chiefs (ACPO) Questions and Answers on Taser (2013-07-25)

Posted on July 25 2013 by admin

The UK Association of Police Chiefs (ACPO) answers questions about tasers on its blog (for answrs, see post) : This blog was originally published in February 2012, and was updated on 25 July 2013: When was Taser introduced? When can officers use Taser? Is every police officer given a Taser? Why use Taser at all? […]

CANADA – Toronto: Police who lie: For hollering at police, a man was beaten and Tasered (2012-04-28)

Posted on April 28 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Judge awards $70,000 to a victim of police abusive use of taser in 2009. Police used a taser to subdue a man who allegedly shouted at them from his Jeep. A judge now decides the police-officers’ testimony were “not forthright,” “evasive for self-serving reasons,” and finally “Their testimony was . . . […]