Archive for the 'Shot then tasered' Category

USA – El Paso, Texas police shot and killed unarmed and handcuffed man [and tasered him after he was shot] (2014-06-23)

Posted on June 23 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Shot-then-tasered. (see video here: he incident occurred more than a year ago.) El Paso Police released video footage Thursday of a police officer shooting and killing unarmed and handcuffed Daniel Saenz, a 37-year-old bodybuilder who was in a prison unit. After he is shot, the officer uses his taser, firing into Saenz’ […]

CANADA – Toronto Police chief backs expanded use of tasers (2013-09-12)

Posted on September 13 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Shot then tasered. The officer who on July 27 tasered Sammy Yatim, the Toronto teenager who had been shot multiple times on a streetcar has not been suspended, although he may still face charges. The Toronto Police Chief strongly supports expanded taser use – particularly for first responders confronting crisis situations. […]

CANADA – Toronto: Shot 8 times, why was Taser used on Sammy Yatim? (2013-08-22)

Posted on August 23 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Shot-then-tasered: Why did a Toronto Police sergeant use a Taser on Sammy Yatim after he was shot eight times and very likely already dead? In fact he died, and this raises many issues. Toronto Police say they will find out why, through an internal investigation.]] Toronto Sun, by Joe Warmington Why […]

CANADA – Toronto police officer charged in Sammy Yatim shooting [shot six times then tasered] to turn himself in Tuesday (2013-08-19)

Posted on August 19 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A taser was used against Sammy Yatim – the 18-year-old was alone on a streetcar and wielding a knife when police fired nine shots at him, then tasered him just after midnight July 27. The use of the taser while Sammy was lying on the ground, mortally wounded is unexplained. The […]

USA – Ocala, Florida: Transcripts on fatal shooting by deputy released (2012-11-15)

Posted on November 15 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A strange case in which Joshua Salvato, 21, was shot – and then tasered. One officer was still on the ground after fighting with Mr Salvato then another pulled her firearm and shot Salvato once in the abdomen. The officer on the ground recovered and tasered Mr Saputo, and continued discharging the […]

USA – Ocala, Florida: Taser use investigated in fatal shooting (2012-10-21)

Posted on October 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A grand jury report revealed that a deputy repeatedly shocked a mortally wounded suspect for several minutes after the man was handcuffed face down on the ground. The medical examiner determined that the gunshot from the deputy’s partner — not the use of the Taser — caused Joshua Salvato’sSalvato’s death. Mr Salvato […]