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UK – Sussex: Use of Taser – Specially Trained Officers [policy statement] (2013-10-26)

Posted on October 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A lengthy mostly technical report setting out Sussex Police’s position in respect to the management, command and deployment of authorised Taser officers and the use of Taser. Note the criteria for use: Where the authorising officer has reason to suppose that police officers … may have to protect the public, themselves […]

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 […]

TASER Inc : Taser’s new tools: Body cameras and the Cloud (2012-02-22)

Posted on February 22 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS – In a widely reported press-release, TASER Inc. heralds its “new” AXON video cameras – a system it has been pushing since 2010. What is new is the link-up to videos will be kept in a cloud and accessible via TASER Inc. The camera costs $1000, but access to the cloud […]

USA – New Haven, Connecticut: Chief Vows Review Of All Taser Fires (2012-01-26)

Posted on January 26 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Police Chief tells a neighborhood meeting: we will examine how his officers deploy the newly popular taser weapon—every time they pull the trigger. Citizens complaining of over-use against young trouble-makers are told: “Tasers are a great tool. They actually save lives.” – with no substantiation. New Haven Independent, by Allan Appel […]

USA – As More Police Wear Cameras, Policy Questions Arise (2011-11-07)

Posted on November 7 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Companies such as Taser are making small, durable cameras designed to be worn on police officer’s uniforms. The idea is to capture video from the officer’s point of view, for use as evidence against suspects, as well as to help monitor officers’ behavior toward the public. The unions generally want guarantees that superiors […]

(2011-06-30) ARIZONA: ACLU: A Force to be Reckoned With: Taser use and policies in 20 Arizona law enforcement agencies

Posted on July 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A June 2011 ACLU Arizona report – the “most comprehensive survey of Taser use by law enforcement agencies in Arizona to date,” – illuminates the following key findings: Tasers are widespread among law enforcement, providing officers with Tasers does not guarantee lower levels of use of lethal force, officers often receive inconsistent […]

AUSTRALIA – New South Wales: Hundreds more hit as police rely on stun guns (2011-06-25)

Posted on June 25 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: POLICE use of stun guns has risen dramatically and the state government has spent more than $118,000 defending claims of improper use. Official figures provided to the Greens by the Minister for Police, Mike Gallacher, show the guns were used 126 times in 2008, 407 times in 2009 and 1169 times last […]

CANADA – Mounties using their heads to test video cameras [TASER Inc.’s AXON technology] that record clashes(2011-05-16)

Posted on May 17 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (Note this article does not link AXON to tasers, nor to The RCMP and Calgary police are seriously tryng out TASER Inc’s “AXON” head-held camera system, designed, according to the corporation, to protect police officers from litigation (“Police tout video as a means of documenting their side of the story when […]

UK – Home Office: Use of taser figures – March 2010 (2011-04-08)

Posted on April 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This post is a release by the British home office, with access to detailed reports on taser use (including “demonstration mode”) in the United Kingdom: a model for other nations/jurisdictions which do NOT release such detailed information. (The data only goes up to March 2010, so there is a 13-month delay.) Please […]

TASER Inc. – Press release: EVIDENCE.COM and TASER AXON Deployed in Advanced Training Program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (2011-04-05)

Posted on April 6 2011 by admin

  [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER Inc. announces in a press release that AXON and EVIDENCE.COM find a new application: as teaching instruments: they “are used in the training of our student-officers in both formative and summative assessment. … This is a tremendous learning resource to our student-officers as the AXON units”, thus they provide immediate […]

USA – The taser Axon: Tiny cameras track officer’s every move; Allow recording of audio and video of activities (2011-03-25)

Posted on March 25 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: an up-State New York sheriff says: “The concept behind the new [Taser] Axon that’s produced by Taser is to be able to record those instances right from the eye of the police officer, both audio and video so they can have an idea of exactly what happened… if a person files a […]

AUSTRALIA – Inquest Enquiry told “Trigger memory can be faulty” (2011-03-23)

Posted on March 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Richard Wyant, Board Member, TASER Master Instructor, and Certified TASER Armorer and a key member of the US “Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners” – hardly an impartial expert and no expert on the psychology of memory- “giving video testimony from Baltimore, Maryland, said it was not uncommon for a police […]

AUSTRALIA – Tasered Queenland man’s blood ‘proof of life’ [the taser’s ‘very touchy’ trigger](2011-03-21)

Posted on March 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The officer who shot Antonio Galeano 28 times – according to the printout, only 8 times by his own recollection: “agreed that he could have inadvertently pressed the Taser’s “very touchy” trigger more times as he struggled with the violent Mr Galeano …  Questioned about his Taser training at the inquest, Snr […]

AUSTRALIA – Bunbury Police favour batons over tasers (2011-03-20)

Posted on March 20 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The title is a bit deceptive, since the taser is still used in this town (pop. 32,000) 175 km south of Perth in Western Australia. But “less than once a month”. “Bunbury officer in charge Brett Cassidy said there were numerous tactical options to control a situation – including using their physical […]