Archive for the 'Taser ineffective' Category

USA – Denver, Colorado: Police Use Taser On Stabbing Suspect But See ‘No Effect’ (2014-04-15)

Posted on April 15 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Taser proving unreliable …. “Officers confronted the suspect in a stabbing incident and attempted to Taser him when he failed to follow commands,” Aurora police wrote in a prepared statement. “The Taser had no effect.”]] CBS-Denver AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police believe the suspect in an early Tuesday morning stabbing in Aurora […]

USA – Police … Kill Unarmed Man in North Carolina Who Was Seeking Help (2013-09-15)

Posted on September 15 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A case of the dysfunctioning of a taser – against a person who was perhaps calling 911 for help … : Jonathan Ferrell was killed at the scene after a taser, used multiple times, didn’t work – he was then shot. Police later found his wrecked car and say it’s likely […]

USA – Thornton, Colorado police officer shoots, kills man; taser was ineffective (2013-08-30)

Posted on August 30 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : an unnamed man, armed with a bat and a knife, was tasered on 29 August, but, as often, the taser was ineffective. He was then shot and died in hospital of his wounds.]] kdvr.com THORNTON, Colo. — Police were on the scene late Friday night of an officer involved shooting where […]

USA – Yaphalt, New York: Resident of Long Island group home dies after being hit with police Taser, pepper spray (2013-07-23)

Posted on July 23 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Following a high-speed chase, tasers fired by two Wilmington officers malfunctioned Sunday night when the first stun gun shot did not hit Deomain Hayman, 28, and the second appeared to have no effect on a man who later died at a hospital, a preliminary police investigation indicates. The stun guns were […]

USA – East Hampton, New York: Taser Had No Effect (2013-01-31)

Posted on January 31 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Another case of the taser not working: Scott D. Golden, 44, was apparently “out of control and extremely dangerous.” An officer fired an X26 Taser at the enraged man, striking him, but to no effect. ]] East Hampton Star, by T.E. McMorrow | Man charged with assault on a police officer […]

USA – Oak Lawn, Illinois: Taser Has No Effect on Fleeing Shoplifter, Cops Say (2013-01-17)

Posted on January 17 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Another case of the taser not working: Limmie E. Varner, 46 was running away from a grocery store with stolen alcohol, police said. They shot multiple taser prongs but the taser prongs had no effect, reports said. The prongs stuck to his multiple layers of clothing but did not have contact with […]

USA – Benton County, Washington inmate still critical after stunning (2012-12-19)

Posted on December 19 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Is the taser really “less-lethal”? On 17 December 2012, Kevin Culp was in a county prison for a federal offense (manslaughter). He was in a medical unit and had an “unknown medical episode” and nurses called for medical help, subsequently becoming combative. He was shocked with a taser, which “had little effect,”, […]

USA – One killed in officer-involved shooting in Buford, Georgia [after taser failed to incapacitate him] (2012-12-05)

Posted on December 5 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A case that raises serious questions about taser reliability, even if used “appropriately” … Police were called after several men were allegedly smoking marijuana in a parking lot. One man, police said, pointed a gun at his own head when they were frisking him. He was tasered, but this didn’t stop the […]

USA – Arizona Dept. of Public Safety wasted big bucks on bad equipment (2012-09-07)

Posted on September 7 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : The Taser X3 is a waste of money ! … The Department of Public Safety is scrapping 1,000 new X3 tasers bought in 2010 worth $1.6 million taxpayer dollars. A police spokesman says the X3 was way too big. “So much so that it interfered with their ability to get in […]

USA – Sandusky, Missouri – Out of Court gun-death Settlement Reached 2.2 Million Awarded to Kent Kramer Family (2012-08-23)

Posted on August 23 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : First taser, then gun … After two attempts to subdue Mr Kramer with a taser, which were ineffective, a police officer shot him 9 times for resisting arrest. The settlement clears all parties: The police officer was initially placed on paid administrative leave but has since moved to employment as a […]

USA – Central Oregon Community College professor weighs in on police Taser use – St. Charles patient dies after struggle with officer (2012-08-23)

Posted on August 23 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Another taser related death – following the use of a taser in a hospital ward. Jerry Nichols, 64, was a Vietnam War veteran who suffered from a lung condition called COPD and other medical complications. He died following an altercation with police this week. He became violent in the ER and […]

CANADA – Man injured after being Tasered by Halifax police (2012-07-24)

Posted on July 24 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Another case of the taser proving ineffective … An unnamed 26-year-old man was taken to hospital in Halifax on Monday night with serious but non-life threatening injuries following an altercation with Halifax police, following an impaired driving complaint. One of the officers deployed the taser but police said it was not […]

USA – Wasilla, Arkansas: Details reveal bizarre conflict [taser cartridges pulled out by homeless man] (2012-07-23)

Posted on July 23 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Is it not normal to try to reduce pain by pulling taser darts out? And do they invariable work anyway? Robert Compton, a homeless man, in clear psychiatric distress, succeeded in pulling the taser darts out of his body: ‘I deployed all of my Taser cartridges,” Officer Manrique wrote. “They were […]

USA – Warren, Michigan Police Department drops Tasers after shocking letter from manufacturer (2010-06-10)

Posted on June 10 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: An important admission that the life-cycle of tasers is, according to the manufacturer, 5 years. In other words, the majority of tasers in use in North America are quite possibly past the recommended “deployment lifecycle”. The Warren Police Department recently discontinued use of the stun guns, after finding that in 23% of […]

CANADA – Edmonton: Witness says prisoner [before he died] was handcuffed before Edmonton police used Taser (2012-04-26)

Posted on April 26 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Fellow inmate Mitch Cutknife told reporters Thursday that Jeff Oatway was handcuffed and restrained on the floor when police zapped him at their downtown Edmonton headquarters on April 11. Mr Oatway, 34, was in a coma on life support and died two days later. Cutknife said he decided to go public when […]

UK – London: Tasers discarded on blood smeared street. Why did police fail to halt a knifeman who had to be taken out in a hail of bullets? (2012-02-23)

Posted on February 23 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The issue here is a very common one: why the taser failed to “incapacitate” a suspect, even when used multiple times. TASER Inc. decribes the X26 as ‘a beautiful sophisticated device using a high voltage electric shock to totally incapacitate a target by hijacking his central nervous system … It is overwhelming […]

USA – Wisconsin Police Stun Man Three Times With No Effect (2012-01-04)

Posted on January 4 2012 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Why was the taser ineffective on this drunken and/or psychiatrically disturbed man? Why is it so often ineffective with so-called ‘excited delirium’ cases? The answer is disturbing, but not developed here: the manufacturer’s claims of its capacity to “incapacitate temporarily” are grossly exaggerated. Multiple discharges are often due to faults with […]

USA – Paola, Kansas: Deputy shoots special needs teen who [allegedly] charged with pickax, bat (2011-12-23)

Posted on December 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : This is a case of tasers not working properly: “One of the deputies attempted to use a Taser on 15-year-old special needs teen – no further details on his problem provided , who had been fighting with his father. Police claim he then charged deputies with a pickax and baseball bat, […]

USA – Arizona: Purchase of Tasers for Department of Public Safety questioned – Officer who submitted request has ties to firm (2011-12-09)

Posted on December 9 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Arizona Department of Public Safety (state police) just increased its order for 800 new taser from $800,000 to a new order for 1,000 newer-model Tasers and accessories at a cost of more than $1.9 million. – This was the decision of one man, Sgt. Bud Clark, who failed to declare […]

UK – London Metropolitan police Tasered man carrying toy gun on train (2011-11-24)

Posted on November 25 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Scotland Yard, headquarters of the London Police – the Mets – says stun gun used nine times on Justice Livingstone following reports of a man waving a weapon. He says he was Tasered four times to the chest and when that did not affect him, officers Tasered him three times to the back […]