Archive for the 'Statistics on tasers' Category

USA – GlobalShock: Deaths following the taser discharges (1 Jan 2014 – 30 June 2014) (2014-07-01)

Posted on July 1 2014 by admin

Tasered, then died   2014 > 1 July 2014   [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This is a list of known deaths in 2014 (up to 1 July) following taser discharges. Excluding the case in bold and italics, 15 deaths have been reported, all male, and all except one in the United States. This six-month total (the […]

UK – Increase in the police use of Tasers against children in Thames Valley (2014-06-16)

Posted on June 16 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Are English police abusing their authority in tasering children under 18? Tasers have been deployed against under-18s in the Thames Valley region (population: 2.3 million) 11 times since 2009 – six times in 2013 alone, the highest number in six years. This includes in “drive-stun” mode (to induce pain). Most of these […]

USA – State of Connecticut Could Pass 1st in Nation Stun Gun Regulation Law (2014-05-29)

Posted on May 29 2014 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS: On the heels of several Taser-related deaths in the state during recent years, Connecticut appears to be on the verge of becoming the first state in the country to pass a law requiring police to track their use of stun guns. The ACLU says 14 people have died in the state […]

UK – London Taser Statistics (2014-05-15)

Posted on May 15 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This post contains an interactive map showing taser use statistics by borough in the City of London, distinguishing 7 ways in which the taser is used: Drawn: Removed from holster. Aimed: Pointed at subject.Red Dot: Pointed at subject with red dot laser sight active so that red dot appears on subject. Arced: […]

USA – Vermont bill to establish a mandatory Taser policy approved (2104-05-10)

Posted on May 10 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Following lengthy debate in the State Senate, a new bill is adopted by the Vermont legislature: (1) creating a police oversight committee to develop a policy for how and when police should use Tasers; (2) serious taser training and how to deal with people with mentasl illness; and mandates that all law […]

USA – Connecticut Police to Report Taser Incidents (2014-05-09)

Posted on May 9 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: the April death of José Maldonado. Maldonado was the 14th person to die in Connecticut after being tased, 10 of those people were African American or Latino. Police departments across Connecticut now will be required to report all usage of electronic weapons to the state under a bill approved by the legislature […]

CANADA – Ottawa Police Services Board approves plan to give Tasers to more officers (2014-04-28)

Posted on April 28 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Ottawa police to get more 1000 more tasers on a two-year trial period. The Ottawa Police Services Board unanimously approved the expanded rollout and purchase of additional Conducted Energy Weapons (CEWs), also referred to as Tasers, to front-line patrol officers during a two-year study. Included will be the development a policy that will include training […]

AUSTRALIA – Tasers rolled out across country Victoria (2104-04-24)

Posted on April 21 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Wider rollout of tasers in Victoria: Officers in all 24-hour stations in country Victoria will get Tasers after police trialled the devices in six major regional centres, mostly in cases of people either on drugs or alcohol or with mental illness or a combination of factors trying to do harm to themselves […]

USA – Highland County, Florida: Tasers help save lives, law enforcement officials say (2104-04-19)

Posted on April 19 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMETNS: Law enforcement agencies in Highlands County said the Taser Model X26 and other Taser models have helped save lives by providing a less deadly alternative than firearms. The police chief says: “the officer having the weapon often is enough to resolve the situation. For the most part, the mere presence of the […]

UK – Sussex Police Officer suspended over ‘Taser threat’ (2014-04-16)

Posted on April 16 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A police officer has been suspended while he is being investigated. for allegedly threatening to shoot a “drunk and unruly” hospital patient with a Taser. Police receive four-days training in taser use. Police spokesperson: “This includes tactical and handling assessments and is designed to test decision making under pressure.”]] A police […]

USA – Another Connecticut Death Prompts Another Call for Taser Regulation (2014-04-14)

Posted on April 14 2014 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS: ACLU Connecticut reports a 14th known death – José Maldonado, 22, of Manchester  – since 2005 in the state following taser use. See list in this post. The ACLU calls for statewide regulations of how police use electronic weapons.]] ACLU Connecticut Another person has died after being Tasered by police in […]

UK – Wiltshire Police defend Taser use increase (2014-04-11)

Posted on April 11 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Taser use by Police in the South of England has more than doubled between 2012 and 2013 according to the latest figures released by the Home Office. The Wiltshire Police Chief says this is because the Taser is an effective way of controlling dangerous or threatening offenders. With more Taser trained officers […]

CANADA – List of deaths in Canada following the use of the taser by police officers (2014-04-10)

Posted on April 11 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: this is the most reliable list of Canadians – 33 –  who died after they were tasered by the police. Source: TruthNotTasers blog. The table includes names, ages, locations. dates and the official cause of death, where this has been released, as concluded by Medical Examiners or at Inquest.]]   List of […]

UK – Huge Rise In Taser Use Across Thames Valley (2014-04-09)

Posted on April 9 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Home Office statistics reveal a whopping 220 % rise in the use of Tasers last year. In 2013 Tasers were fired on 30 occasions across the Thames Valley, in 2012 that figure was 15, but police argue it is only used when it is proportionate to behaviours the police encounter. The taser […]

UK – Police Taser use doubles across southern England (2014-04-08)

Posted on April 8 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Taser use by police forces in the south of England has more than doubled between 2012 and 2013. Officers in Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Sussex, Wiltshire and the Thames Valley drew the devices 998 times compared with 433 in 2012 while they fired them 192 times compared with 155 times. Police said the […]

USA – Taser company says device saves lives after wrongful death lawsuit filed in Bangor, Maine (2014-04-04)

Posted on April 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Phillip McCue, 28, lost consciousness and died five days after he was tasered in September 2012. The autopsy report concluded that it was not the taser that killed him but bath salts that caused cardiac arrest. “The Taser hits are not a factor in the death,” Maine’s chief medical examiner said. Phillip’s […]

CANADA – Regina, Saskatchewan Police Service officers not “trigger happy” with Tasers, says Regina police (2014-04-04)

Posted on April 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: After a five-year moratorium on Taser use, the Regina Police Service (RPS) has deployed the device three times in the past three weeks – although no argument is made here for its re-introduction. At this rate, Taser use could surpass 2006 when the device was deployed 11 times, and 2007 – the […]

USA – Montana Taser training: Tasers’ use lessens as suspects become aware of effects (2014-04-02)

Posted on April 2 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police say the more people know about tasers, and the more training officers receive, the less the need to actually fire them – so use is going down. “Sometimes just un-holstering is enough,” Lt. Mark St. Pierre of Butte (pop. 34,000) explained. police are increasing training and education regarding Tasers and that […]

UK – Police use of taser statistics, England and Wales, 2012 to 2013 (2014-03-27)

Posted on March 27 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An official quarterly statistical report on taser use by the police in the United Kingdom. Note the different definitions of “use”, of which “firing” is the highest. The three major findings: Total police use of taser increased between 2012 and 2013, continuing the trend seen since 2009; The percentage of uses where […]

UK – Use of Taser statistics: Information released by the UK government (2014-03-27)

Posted on March 27 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This is a link to the UK Home Office site – and follow-up lionks – which provide statistics on the use of tasers across the UK, from 2010 to 2013 ]] Home Office Page history: Updated 27 March 2014, see all updates Added ‘Police use of taser statistics, England and Wales, 2012 […]