Archive for the 'Accidental taser firing' Category

USA – North Chicago: Man dies after being assaulted by cops; officers placed on paid leave (2012-04-25)

Posted on April 25 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: A case of clear abusive use of tasers and false reporting by police: Police were dispatched to investigate a domestic abuse complaint last year. According to the officers that responded to the call, Hanna, unarmed, rushed them with clenched fists, they responded with batons and Tasers. Although the cops claim that their […]

USA – Bonner County, Idaho: Fired deputy sues county [after accidentally tasering his 4-year-old son] (2011-11-20)

Posted on November 20 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Would this happen with pepper spray, a batton or a gun? In 2010, Corey Cotter was “spark testing” – something he claims TASER Inc. recommends an officer should do every 24 hours (sic) – his taser when his 4-year-old son kicked the device, causing him to be briefly shocked. He told his superiors […]