Archive for the 'Police punished for taser abuse' Category

USA – Indianopolis Cop who Tased Alzheimer’s patient won’t get job back (2014-05-13)

Posted on May 13 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police officer who Tasered during 31 seconds a nursing home resident advanced-stage Alzheimer’s disease will not be getting his job back, two years after the event occurred. The officer claimed he utilized the Taser in an effort to minimize injury to Howard, and followed police policy that determines the use of a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UK – St. Helens, Lancashire: Two police officers sacked for savage taser use (2013-10-30)

Posted on October 30 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Two police officers have been sacked after they wrongly arrested a man and, in a police vehicle, delivered FIVE rounds of taser to him for urinating in a back-alley in Liverpool in 2009. The police officers had twice appealed the charges. The IPCC investigated this issue concerned that such incidents […]

USA – Peru, Indiana cop who tased Alzheimer’s patient won’t get job back (2013-09-05)

Posted on September 5 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A Court of Appeals reverses a lower court judgment to re-instate an officer who last year Tased – for a duration of 31 seconds – 64-year-old James Howard, a nursing home resident with Alzheimer’s disease. The officer had claimed he utilized the Taser in an effort to minimize injury to Howard, […]

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 – Settlement [$2,000,000 plus] Reached in [2012] University of Cincinnati Taser Death (2013-01-23)

Posted on January 23 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : A settlement of $2,000,000 plus providing an undergraduate education free of tuition and instructional fees for the two siblings taser victim, 18-year-old Everette Howard on August 6, 2012 who deied after he was tasered while attending a summer program on the University of Cincinnati. The Coroner ruled no cause of death […]

AUSTRALIA – Spratt taser investigation handballed (2012-10-24)

Posted on October 24 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Kevin Spratt, an indigenous man, was tasered multiple times by officers in Wersdtern Auistralia in 2008. His case has since been passed from one agency to another, has been hand-balled from agency to agency, despite the transparency of the videotape evidence (available on this site). A parliamentary report is also critical of […]

USA – Oklahoma officer faces disciplinary action for Taser use – Officials say officer violated Taser handling policy (2012-09-06)

Posted on September 6 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : A very brief report of the “disciplinary action” – a two-week suspension and undergoing more training – for what appears to be blatant taser abuse Nakina Willams, tasered while handcuffed ]] MCALESTER, Okla. – An Oklahoma police officer is facing disciplinary action after using a Taser on a woman in […]

CANADA – Toronto police officer who threatened to Taser suspects will be demoted for a year (2012-08-29)

Posted on August 29 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Relatively minor “sanctions” against a clearly abusive police office (caught on video), who threatened to Taser the genitals of handcuffed prisoners. The officer, it was claimed, was suffering severe low blood sugar due to diabetes. One year’s loss of seniority for what the police chief called an “extremely serious misconduct,” ]] […]

USA – Sandusky, Missouri – Out of Court gun-death Settlement Reached 2.2 Million Awarded to Kent Kramer Family (2012-08-23)

Posted on August 23 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : First taser, then gun … After two attempts to subdue Mr Kramer with a taser, which were ineffective, a police officer shot him 9 times for resisting arrest. The settlement clears all parties: The police officer was initially placed on paid administrative leave but has since moved to employment as a […]

USA – Alabama : Former jail supervisor sentenced to five years in prison (2012-04-25)

Posted on April 25 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : A former Tuscaloosa County Jail supervisor, Althea Mallisham, who used a Taser on three inmates was sentenced Wednesday to serve more than five years in federal prison. Her attorney Tommy Spina that she struggled to be accepted in the male-dominated field, and felt that she had to prove herself to her […]

AUSTRALIA – Police Union defends taser police officers [in Kevin Spratt multiple tasering] (2012-04-17)

Posted on April 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: The West Australian Police Union says it would be disappointing if criminal charges were laid against two police officers who caused international outrage when they tasered a Kevin Spratt 12 times in 2008. Both officers have already been subject to internal police disciplinary action and fined up to $1,200. “We certainly hope […]

UK – Falmouth, Cornwall: Taser officer suspended from using stun gun (2012-03-15)

Posted on March 15 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A policeman who tasered a « fairly intoxicated » 19 year-old man at a street party in Cornwall was subsequently suspended from operating the weapon, police have confirmed – not much of punishment for what would appear abusive use of this weapon, and a tendency to trivialize its use in the UK. […]

USA – Mount Sterling, Ohio Police Department Shut Down After 9-Year-Old Tasered (2012-03-12)

Posted on March 12 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Abuse comes no more blatant than this: tasering a nine-year old who refused to go to school. At least the police were sanctioned: their department was closed down! It had already been closed down earlier for budget cuts, so this wasn’t too surprising, with policing turned over to the sheriff’s office. This […]

CANADA / QUEBEC: Comité de déontologie policière de Montréal: Sanctions contre les deux officiers qui ont participé dans les évennement qui précédaient la mort de Quileme Registre [Montreal Police Ethics Committee – Sanctions imposed on officers for misconduct during 2007 tasering of Quilem Registre] (2012-01-24)

Posted on January 24 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : This is the report of the Montreal Erhic Committee (in French only). After finding the two officers involved in the multiple tasering of Quilem Registre guilty of breaches of the Montreal Police Code of Ethics, the Ethics Commission hands down its sentence: 5 days loss of pay for one officer who […]