Archive for the 'Taser use potentially appropriate' Category

AUSTRALIA – Review of police lockup Taser ban (2014-06-04)

Posted on June 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Should tasers be used in prison-cells (“lock-ups”) ? The aboriginal community says No” – particularly since were two police officers were given suspended jail sentences for assaulting Kevin Spratt who was tasered 13 times at the East Perth Watch House in 2008. But police are arguing for their re-introduction: tasers would be […]

CANADA – Police Taser sword-wielding man in Oshawa, Ontario (2014-05-28)

Posted on May 28 2014 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A “sword-wielding” case where taser-use might be considered appropriate: 22-year-old Jourdon Pope, clad in motocross body armour and brandishing a sword, was tasered by Durham Regional Police in Oshawa (population 155,000), Ontario. The police initially drew guns to make an arrest. According to the police, the suspect dropped the sword when […]

CANADA – Saskatchewan Man tasered after threatening self-harm with knife (2014-05-18)

Posted on May 18 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An unnamed 26-yr-old man is tasered after he allegedly injured someone with a knife before attempting to turn the blade on himself. Insofar as police have access to tasers, this violence against another person followed by potential self-harm is a case of appropriate taser use.]] News Talk Radio Twenty-six-year-old allegedly injured someone […]