Archive for the 'Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC: Queensland)' Category

AUSTRALIA – Crime and Misconduct Commission review finds Queensland police using tasers appropriately (2013-09-16)

Posted on September 16 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) review of 123 cases of multiple or prolonged taser use between September 2009 and December last year has found no evidence of inappropriate taser use by Queensland police. Multiple or prolonged taser deployments (6-15 seconds) account for about a third of all instances and were […]

AUSTRALIA – Injuries rise from police Taser use: report (2011-04-28)

Posted on May 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “TASER-related injuries have increased in Queensland and a high number of suspects are still being repeatedly shot almost a year after tougher controls were put on police using the 50,000 volt devices….” although no widespread misuse of the gun was found. “Taser deployments since the introduction of the revised policy were generally […]

AUSTRALIA – Crime and Misconduct Commission: No widespread Taser misuse in Queensland (2011-04-28)

Posted on May 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Indigenous people and the mentally ill are more likely to be tasered than other Queenslanders.” Yet a Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) report has found most Taser use “appeared appropriate in the circumstances”, (appeared, only?) “with no evidence of widespread misuse” – (meaning several cases were identified?).]] Melbourne Age, byJessica Marszalek […]