Archive for the 'Crisis intervention police training' Category

USA – Chelsea, Massachusetts man dies after [taser] struggle with police (2014-06-27)

Posted on June 27 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Another death following taser use. Dominic Graffeo, 56, died after police “tried to subdue him with a taser”, which “he was able to block”. Police were called for “an emotionally disturbed person”. Mr Graffeo had barricaded himself in his room and refused to talk to a crisis negotiator used by the police. […]

CANADA – Taser use a divisive issue as Ottawa cops gather 1,200 responses to public questionnaires (2014-03-14)

Posted on March 14 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Because of the controversy over tasers, Ottawa police have done a survey. There are some 1,200 responses to an online questionnaire, including as well as 700 filled out by police. Views will be analyzed in a report to be published in April. The Ontario Civil Liberties Association wants to see increased police […]

AUSTRALIA – Mental health training introduced for New South Wales police working on the frontline (2014-02-24)

Posted on February 24 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In the light of the rise of confrontation with people suffering from mental health problems, frontline police officers in New South Wales will be given training on how to handle incidents involving such people. Although this will involve only a full-day course, it is a step in the right direction. “If a […]

USA – Los Angeles Police Beat and Taser an Innocent Deaf Man – Cops attacked the man as he tried to signal to them that he was deaf (2014-02-18)

Posted on February 18 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Hawthorne police beat and Tasered a deaf man as he signaled to them that he was deaf. He used hand gestures to try to tell police he is deaf and was lawfully at the home of a friend. Police disregarded his gestures and tasered him. The attack could have been avoided had […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Funeral for Alain Magloire today in Longueuil (2014-02-06)

Posted on February 6 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Alain Magloire buried as controversy surrounds his shooting-death by Montreal Police. His family is demanding answers. A public inquiry into his death. According to police, Mr Magloire was shot while police were waiting for a taser to arrive on the scene. The inquiry is expected to examine procedures during emergency interventions involving […]

CANADA – Ontario Police deaths inquest: Police unlikely to use Tasers in knife incidents — or to consider mental state (2103-10-16)

Posted on October 16 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS :  Tasers are not an alternative to guns if suspect is holding a knife in 80 to 90% of situations, says a police college trainer at a coroner’s inquest: “In situations that are very serious, we have to have the firearm. . . to protect the officer, and to protect the public as […]

CANADA – Recommendations of the coroner’s jury in the case of Aron Firman (2013-07-23)

Posted on July 23 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The jury did not make a new assessment of the cause of death, but, by its mandate, made recommendations: (1) Need for a better security response in Domiciallary Hostels without calling 911 for the police; (2) Better data gathering and distributing of taser-related deaths; (3) better mental health training for the police, […]