Archive for the 'TASER Head-held camera' Category

AUSTRALIA – Canberra: Tasers in the ACT will be equipped with video cameras to allow for greater scrutiny of the controversial devices. (2012-06-12)

Posted on June 12 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Policing has confirmed it is buying high definition cameras to record the moments leading up to a Taser’s use. The move was welcomed yesterday by the Australian Federal Police Association and Civil Liberties Australia, who were critical of the wider rollout of Tasers. A Police Union spoesman said: “”There’s concern of footage […]

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 […]

USA – Chesapeake Bay, Virginia: Taser Body cameras extend long arm of the law (2011-08-09)

Posted on August 9 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : new head-mounted Taser cameras are bing trialed, with the clear intention of helping police defend their use of  force in confrontations with suspects. The cost? $5,000 per unit]] New device is being tried out in Chesapeake Updated: Tuesday, 09 Aug 2011, 7:23 PM EDT Published : Tuesday, 09 Aug 2011, […]

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 […]

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 – Austin (Texas) police to test cameras worn on the head devices are already being used in some cities. (2011-01-23)

Posted on January 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS:  A product for which TASER Inc. does not have the monopoly – although TASER product is being tested first by Texas police . “Officials say the cameras are a proactive approach for officers who aren’t in a patrol car – as on bicycle patrols – , … the recordings will be used […]