Archive for the 'Taser causes confused response' Category

USA – Wichita, Kansas Man bites police officer after shocked with Taser (2012-11-04)

Posted on November 4 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This appears to be a clear case of the taser causing a violent reaction. The police version understandably blames the victim, yet he bit a police officer while being arrested AFTER police used Tasers to subdue him for refusing to drop a knife at a Wichita bar. Note that other bar patrons came […]

UK – Moat Taser ‘could only cause startle response’ (2011-09-22)

Posted on September 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Does the new taser XREP simply cause a “start;e response”? Somewhat incongruously, the Inquest into Raoul Moat’s death is told that Moat the taser round that hit Raoul Moat before he fired his shotgun, ending the six-hour siege on Rothbury Riverside last year, would only cause him to shoot himself if he was […]

CANADA – Taser-Struck Man Plunges From Balcony In Toronto (2011-09-19)

Posted on September 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: CBC video recording of “a tense standoff involving Toronto police ended with a man being shot by a Taser before plummeting from a balcony to the concrete below”. Following 4 hours of tense negotiation, was this a case of preventing suicide or inciting suicidal behaviour? “A CBC camera captured images of a […]

AUSTRALIA – New South Wales: Taser footage [of abuse] released (2011-09-02)

Posted on September 2 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments : “A magistrate has released dramatic footage of a man being tasered by police in far west New South Wales while on his knees with his hands behind his head.” – The man takes off his shirt after being tasered, clearly confused  – and gets shocked again … a typical case […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Présentation à la Commission de la sécurité publique de la “Coalition pour le retrait du Taser” [The “Coalition pour le retrait du Taser” official statement to the Montreal Public Secirity Commission’s hearings on the taser] (2010-04-27)

Posted on April 27 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : An important analysis, the official position statement, presented by the president of the Ligue des droits et libertés, of the Quebec Coalition pour le retrait de Taser at the April 2010 Montreal Public Safety Commission’s public hearings on police access to tasers. Six major issues are raised: (1) the background of the […]