Archive for the 'Taser withdrawn following death' Category

CANADA – Regina, Saskatchewan Police Service officers not “trigger happy” with Tasers, says Regina police (2014-04-04)

Posted on April 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: After a five-year moratorium on Taser use, the Regina Police Service (RPS) has deployed the device three times in the past three weeks – although no argument is made here for its re-introduction. At this rate, Taser use could surpass 2006 when the device was deployed 11 times, and 2007 – the […]

ISRAEL – Police Taser use legal in arrest of West Bank settler Boaz Albert (2013-11-26)

Posted on November 26 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Controversy surrounds video (shown on YouTube) of Israel Police tasering a settler, Boaz Albert , while he lay on the floor without resisting arrest last August. The Justice Ministry has just announced border police acted legally. The police had suspended the use of Taser guns in regards to short-range electric […]

USA – Burleson and Alvarado, Texas Police Departments still suspending use of Tasers (2013-10-01)

Posted on October 1 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Small municipalities are worried about possible taser liability lawsuits. Police chief says: “There is some question over labeling which says that Tasers could cause serious injury or death,” so five small country police departments have withdrawn (at least temporarily) all tasers on the advice of the city’s attorneys, who have read […]

USA – Dallas, Texas: Several Local Police Departments Are Banning Tasers as Evidence Mounts They Kill People (2103-09-23)

Posted on September 23 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : As research shows more people are dying have died after being tased by police, four local police departments are permanently holstering their Tasers: in Burleson, Crowley, Mansfield and Richland Hills have all decided to ban the devices. The police are not saying why, but a private lawyer says it’s because they’ve received information From TASER International that using its products “could result in death or serious injury.”]]

USA – Dallas,Texas – Four Tarrant County police departments stop Taser use (2012-09-21)

Posted on September 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Four Tarrant County police departments have decided to ban the use of Tasers. Some local police officers won’t be reaching for their tasers in the line of duty because their departments have pulled the shock weapons after a meeting between local law enforcement agencies devices where new warnings about Tasers were […]

USA – Tasers reissued to Charlotte, North Carolina, cops after six months (2012-01-25)

Posted on January 25 2012 by admin

WBTV, by Ron Lee [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers were withdrawn (without any known announcement ) from the Charlotte police for six months of checking, inspecting and reissuing, after the death of Lareko Williams in a sexual violence scenario: he ran away, the police tasered him, he died. The new taser X2 arsenal – a double-barreled […]

USA – North Carolina Police Won’t Talk About $25M in Equipment for DNC [X2s presented as “safer” than X26s] (2011-01-25)

Posted on November 25 2011 by admin

25 Jan. 2011 … [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In preparation for the Democratic National Convention, the city of Charlotte is expected to buy up to $25 million of new police equipment – including $2 million for X2 tasers – that could impact for years how officers do their jobs. The use of Tasers by the Charlotte […]

USA – Charlottetown, North Carolina: Police shelve Tasers for now after another suspect dies (2011-07-22)

Posted on July 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Another death came just a day after a federal jury in Charlotte awarded $10 million to the family of 17-year-old Darryl Wayne Turner, who died in 2008 after a Charlottetown officer shocked him with a Taser. The decision is to shelve all tasers for evaluation … But a lawyer re,erks: “This incident […]