Archive for the 'Taser use down' Category

USA – Montana Taser training: Tasers’ use lessens as suspects become aware of effects (2014-04-02)

Posted on April 2 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police say the more people know about tasers, and the more training officers receive, the less the need to actually fire them – so use is going down. “Sometimes just un-holstering is enough,” Lt. Mark St. Pierre of Butte (pop. 34,000) explained. police are increasing training and education regarding Tasers and that […]

INDEPTH / CANADA : Retired judge [Braidwood] calls for clear taser rules (2013-10-04)

Posted on October 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Many important issues raised if tasers are rolled out to frontline officers in Ontario: criteria for using tasers: causing bodily harm or will imminently cause bodily harm (BC), and not just “assaultive behaviour” as in Ontario; taser-training; inquest findings that supposedly advocate more taser use; whether tasers are a method of […]

UK – Taser use is on the rise in Hampshire [including “drive-stun”] (2013-09-25)

Posted on September 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : New Home Office statistics from Hampshire county show “drive-stun” tasering (pain-compliance) is increasing, although overall taser use fell slightly from 2011. In England and Wales, taser deploymernt went up from 6,649 in 2010 to 7,877 in 2011. No data yet available for 2012.]] Hampshire Gazette A CONTROVERSIAL method for using Tasers […]

CANADA – Ontario: Stats show use of force by Halton police down last year (2013-03-29)

Posted on March 3 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Halton police relied more on the Taser than any other non-lethal weapon to subdue suspects last year — with 24 reported uses. In 10 of those, simply pointing the Taser at an individual was enough to get them to cooperate. Officers used the Taser like a stun gun twice while 11 incidents […]

CANADA – Police Taser use in B.C. down 87 per cent since Dziekanski death (2012-10-09)

Posted on October 29 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a widely-circulated (and, for the RCMP, self-serving) report out of Vancouver, RCMP are saying taser use by police in British Columbia is down 87 per cent since Robert Dziekanski died at Vancouver’s airport five years ago. While applauding this slow-down, one wonders what the other 87% were actually needed. The Liberal […]

CANADA – RCMP Taser usage declines for 3rd straight year (2012-09-19)

Posted on September 19 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Deployment of device dropped 14.2% in 2010, continuing downward trend since 2008, and deployment fell 26.4 per cent between 2009 and 2010, the watchdog agency found. No further details here ]] CBC A report released today by the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP has found a big drop in how […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – GRC: l’usage du Taser a continué à décliner [RCMP: ‘Taser use has continued to decline’] (2011-09-19)

Posted on September 19 2011 by admin

  [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A new report from the RCMP Complaints commission heralds the news that Taser use by the RCMP fell by 14% in 2010, following the adoption of new guide-lines by which taser use was to be restricted to openly violent suspects or those whom police believed about to become so. Note: the […]