Archive for the 'Access to taser download data' Category

USA – Shreveport, Iowa: Editorial – Public’s interest in Taser death files is proper (2014-02-04)

Posted on February 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Following the taser-related death of mentally-ill Michael Zubrod, 39, of Charles City, and a second death of a mentally ill woman who was struck repeatedly by Taser charges while in the custody of law officers, this editorial calls for greater transparency by the Attorney General’s office in releasing relevant documents. Such release […]

USA – Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation won’t release records in Taser case (2014-02-03)

Posted on February 3 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Should taser-use data be available to the public? NO, according to the Iowa public attorney: The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is refusing to release records in a Worth County case in which a Michael Zubrod died after being tasered at least four times on 22 September 2013 by law enforcement officers. […]

NEW ZEALAND – Mental health Taser shock [1/3 of those tasered have mental health issues] (2012-01-06)

Posted on January 6 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: It was feared those with mental health problems would be a target for officers using Tasers and the figures confirmed that. Nearly a third of those tasered by the police since March 2010 were considered by police to have mental health issues. Tasers were much more likely (27 per cent) to be […]

USA – Saratoga Springs, New York – Taser case to cost city (2011-08-08)

Posted on August 8 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Saratoga Springs’ refusal to turn over public records related to its police department’s use of Tasers could cost it more than $20,000 in legal fees to the New York American Civil Liberties Union, which had sought the information under the Freedom of Information Law. The ACLU had sought the information in 2009 […]