Archive for the 'Taser causing eye injury' Category

USA – Fayette County, Ohio: Man Nearly Blinded After Fayette County Deputy Shoots Taser In His Eye (2014-05-08)

Posted on May 8 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Matthew David Kelly is bringing a federal lawsuit accusing a Fayette County Sheriff’s deputy and an Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper of using excessive force. He was tasered twice causing him to lose vision in his right eye. A truck driver was stopped by troopers and Mr Kelly was asleep in the cabin. […]

FRANCE – New TASER injuries: lacrimal canaliculus laceration and ethmoid bone fracture (2014-02-28)

Posted on February 28 2014 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This is the abstract of an article published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, showing how tasers can cause serious facial injuries. “This case expands the knowledge of injuries that may occur as a result of the use of this device and the management of peri-ocular TASER injuries.”]] International […]

AUSTRALIA – Queensland: Indigenous community demand answers and promise to protest over Sheila Oakley being tasered (2014-02-17)

Posted on February 17 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Protesters say they will march on Logan police again this Saturday and every Saturday until some answers into how a local indigenous Woodridge woman, Sheila Oakle, who is participating in the protest, was tasered in the eye are given. Meanwhile, Ms Oakley had returned to hospital yesterday for more surgery to her […]

AUSTRALIA – Queensland: Protesters stage anti-Taser rally in Logan after Sheila Oakley blinded in one eye (2014-02-16)

Posted on February 16 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Indigenous community leaders say Queensland Police have inflamed tensions in Logan City by turning up at an anti-Taser protest armed with Tasers. More than 100 people marched to Logan Police Station after Sheila Oakley was blinded in one eye after being tasered by an officer earlier this month. Ms Oakley, 36, was […]

AUSTRALIA – Taser-clad police turn up to anti-taser protest (2014-02-15)

Posted on February 15 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers to oppose those opposed to tasers? Supporters of a Logan woman who was blinded in one eye after being tasered marched on the local police station on Saturday demanding justice for Sheila Oakley. Ms Oakley, 36, led the march.]] Brisbane Times and Sun-Herald, by Cameron Atfield Supporters of a Logan woman […]

AUSTRALIA – New South Wales Police Taser woman in the eye (2014-02-07)

Posted on February 7 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A woman loses an eye from tasering by police last Thursday. A police spokeswoman said the woman became aggressive towards officers, one of whom – a taser trainer and described as “a very experienced senior constable” –  then used his stun gun.]] Brisbane Times, by Natalie Bochenski A Logan woman who […]

AUSTRALIA – Woman blinded in one eye after being tasered by police officer (2014-02-07)

Posted on February 7 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (see video here) Sheila Oakley, 36, an aboriginal woman, was tasered in the eye by the officer at her home near Brisbane yesterday, who was a highly experienced Taser trainer. He continued to arrest her with the taser dart in her eye. Ms Oakley was intoxicated and admits she held a stick […]

USA – Meadville man [who had previously lost an eye in a taser incident] arrested in Missouri (2013-10-24)

Posted on October 24 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (For the taser reference, see section in italics towards the end.) Michael Mondo, with a long police record, and struggling with paranoid schizophrenia, lost his right eye after a Tasering incident with Meadville Police more than two years ago. The police tasered him before a medical crisis team could intervene. Mr […]

SOUTH KOREA – Drunk woman blinded in an eye by police Taser (2013-04-26)

Posted on April 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS :The local Daegu police are under fire for using excessive force to control a woman who was drunk at a restaurant. The woman is now permanently blind in her left eye after a police officer Tased her face. The officer said it was an accident, but the woman claims otherwise. The police […]

USA – Pennsylvania – Meadville cop involved in Tasering to retire (2011-12-03)

Posted on December 3 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : When the evidence of abuse gets overwhelmining, the overwhelmed start running: no mess, no need for an enquiry.  … The Meadville police officer who fired a Taser that took out a resident’s eye has filed for retirement, declining to speak to the media. Sgt. Glen Peterson, a 32-year veteran used a […]

USA – Tennessee Prison – Taser Probe Into Eye Under Investigation (2011-01-13)

Posted on January 13 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: 27 year old Scott Ramsey, in jail for probation violation for failing to appear for a drug rehabilitation program, was shot with a taser between the eyes to break up a prison brawl: non-compliance with officers’ orders. He has probably lost the use of one eye. In April of 2010, Corrections officer Jonathan Wingo, who fired the shock had completed eight hours of training (what did he learn?). Before the Monday use of the Taser, Wingo had fired it five other times. Four of those one other with the probes. (Suggestion of widespread use in prisons?) None of those shots hit above the neck….]]