Archive for the 'Police less access to tasers' Category

USA – Acting New Jersey attorney general considering easing stun gun regulations (2014-05-12)

Posted on May 12 2014 by admin

  [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Attorney General is considering whether to review and ease New Jersey’s strict regulations governing the use of stun guns by police officers. New Jersey was the last state in the country to approve the use of stun guns. Last year cheaper tasers were withdrawn for inadequate reliability. Regulations allow police […]

CANADA – Vancouver cops credit ‘clear guidelines’ with Taser use drop (2012-05-18)

Posted on May 18 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : A healthy trend: substantial decline in taser use: Vancouver police dept officers used Tasers 93 times in 2006, 74 times in 2007, 27 times in 2008 – with fewe officers being trained and carrying the Taser. Only 7 incidents – with two of them involving discharges – in first 4 months […]