Archive for the 'Public access to taser use' Category

USA – Cincinnati: Police departments upgrade Taser technology (2013-09-27)

Posted on September 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : More replacement of X26 by X2. Repairing the X26s would have cost $800 each. Of interest, we learn that TASER International gains access to all data recorded on the new X2, since the “cloud” is managed by the manufacturer. X2s cost $1300 with a four-year warranty. The X2s also monitor output […]

UK – Home Office Report: Police use of Taser statistics, England and Wales, 2009 to 2011 (2013-09-10)

Posted on September 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The report 0f taser use by UK Police issued by the Homew Office on 10 September 2013. The 3 main findings of taser use 2009-2011: Total police use of TASER has increased year on year from 2009 to 2011; the proportion of TASER where the ‘highest use’ is ‘fired’ remained constant through […]

CANADA – Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: ‘Who’ll watch police use of Tasers’: Mick (2013-08-31)

Posted on August 31 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Need for policing the police use of tasers. Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Service announced on Aug. 27 that it will allow police services to decide what officers can carry conducted energy weapons. Remembering Robert Dziekanski’s death, a city councillor wants controls in place to ensure how Sault Ste. […]

 USA – Miami Taser death: Are police relying too much on stun guns (2013-08-11)

Posted on August 11 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Israel Hernandez-Bandera, an 18-yr-old graffiti artist, spray-painted an abandoned McDonald’s, was running away and then tasered by police and died. Police say they need to taser for increasing “violence” they are encountering. Most police do not publish taser-use statistics. Amnesty International clearer guidelines on taser use]] The Christian Science Monitor, by […]

UK – Taser use by Wigan police revealed (2013-07-11)

Posted on July 11 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : POLICE in Wigan in the north of England have reached for their Taser stun guns more than 250 times in the last four years – but have only fired them on five occasions. Note the difference with North American police! On 96 occasions officers have simply drawn their Taser in a […]

UK – London: Assembly Members welcome London Metropolitan Police plans to publish Taser usage data online (2013-06-28)

Posted on June 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : London Councilors support the apparent commitment to transparency with regards to the use of tasers in the Metropolitan Police (a new public website “to show all Taser usage” by officers) – but are weary about their demands for “a taser in every police car”. ]] Mayorwatch, by Martin Hoscik Metropolitan Police […]

USA – Vermont denies Taser records release in Thetford man’s death (2012-11-28)

Posted on November 28 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Pressure mounts to open up how TASER International tries to manipulate taser-related deaths. Vermont State Police are resisting requests to turn over records of a June taser-death of Macadam Mason, which she says are needed as part of the pretrial discovery process. The Vermont Attorney General’s Office says the requested records are […]