Archive for the 'Tasered then shot' Category

USA – Sunbury, Pennsylvania: Repeated Taser shots didn’t stop knife attack, police say (2014-07-09)

Posted on July 9 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasered, then shot: Yet another example of how unreliable the taser can be. In an altercation in which 22-year-old Erick Trometter brandished a knife, a police officer first tasers (“repeated taser shots”) then shoots him. At press time, he was still in hospital.]] The Daily Item, by Francis Scarcella SUNBURY — Acting […]

USA – Delray Beach, Florida: Full report details deputy-involved shooting of Anesson Joseph [after being tasered] (2014-07-08)

Posted on July 8 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Another man tasered then shot. The full report of the shooting death of 28-year-old Anesson Joseph (“a naked attacker, bloody and screaming”) has been released. Police believed he was armed with a weapon, but it was only his keys in his hand. He was tasered but “the taser darts did not impact […]

USA – Video: Texas officer fatally shoots knife-wielding suspect (2014-05-08)

Posted on May 8 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A very brief report: Taser unable to subdue a suspect – A video captures the fatal Nov. 4 shooting of suspect, Michael Blair, holding a knife after officers deploy a TASER multiple times.]] Houston Chronicle, by Mike Glenn ROSENBERG, Texas — A video released Wednesday shows the last few minutes in the life […]

USA – California: East Hollywood fatal officer-involved shooting investigation underway (2014-04-13)

Posted on April 13 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Unclear here whether the taser may have contributed to a homeless man’s death. Probably not, just police over-reaction: Los Angeles police use a taser in an altercation with a knife-armed suspect. Witnesses say the suspect was a homeless man who usually frequents the area. They described him as being elderly, between 70 […]

USA – Maine Police Chief: Tasers ‘ineffective’ before shooting (2014-03-29)

Posted on March 29 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A case of two tasers malfunctioning – leading police to shooting a suicidal woman March 18 who was wielding a knife. The shooting is under investigation. As the chief explains: tasers don’t work if both barbs don’t penetrate clothing and lodge in the person’s skin. That is a major reason why police […]

USA – Louisiana: Immunity for Cops in Killing of Suicidal Man (2014-03-14)

Posted on March 14 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The taser dysfunctioned twice in attempts by police to stop a suicidal act, holding a knife above his head. “Officer Stephen McGree then fired three shots at Harris, killing him.” A 5th Circuit 3-person panel found the officers reasonably feared for their safety at the moment of the fatal shooting and are […]

USA – Philadelphia Cop fatally shoots man after ‘violent struggle’ (2014-02-06)

Posted on February 6 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Another case of the taser not working according to specifications – and the police-officer then fatally shoots the suspect, allegedly robbing a man of his cell-phone and acting aggressively to the officer. The taser had “no effect on the suspect,” the officer said.]] Philadelphia Inquirer, by Vinny Vella and Stephanie Farr A […]

USA – Case of North Carolina cop who killed an unarmed man [after a taser dysfunctioned] headed to grand jury (2014-01-14)

Posted on January 14 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A taser failed to work when a police officer fired on an unarmed man after he survived a car accident and banged on the door of a nearby house in the middle of the night looking for help. The officer then shot him 10 times, and he was killed. The office er […]

NEW ZEALAND – Taser used before police shooting (2013-06-10)

Posted on June 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Another case of the taser proving ineffective: the suspect was tasered then shot… An autopsy has revealed police used a Taser before shooting a man twice during a botched burglary last weekend. Adam Te Rata Morehu, 33, was killed by two fatal gunshot wounds, after he had been tasered.]] Stuff.co.nz, by […]

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 – Connecticut: ‘This isn’t right,’ say kin of man killed by Meriden police (2012-05-06)

Posted on May 6 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: An all-too-frequent case of tasered-then-shot, the taser failing to subdue the suspect … The family of Angel Cajigas is still trying to understand his death after he was reported that he was behaving erratically, clutching rosary beads and preaching about religion outside the house at 2.30 am. Hew had a long history […]

USA – Illinois Family Suing Calumet City Cops Who Fatally Shot Autistic [ – Asperger’ disease – ] Son [after tasering him](2012-04-25)

Posted on April 25 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: A case of “tasered-then-shot” – of a 15-year-olf boy suffering Asperger’s disease: 15-year-old Stephon E. Watts was shot and killed Feb. 1 after the boy’s father called police for help. Stephon, who suffered from Asperger’ disease, was well known to the police as violent. One officer Tasered him with negative results, but […]

USA – Illinois Family Suing Calumet City Cops Who Fatally Shot 15-yr-old Autistic Son [after tasering him] (2012-04-25)

Posted on April 25 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: 15-year-old Stephon E. Watts was shot and killed Feb. 1 after the boy’s father called police for help. Stephon, who suffered from Asperger’ disease, was well known to the police as violent. One officer Tasered him with negative results, but another officer deployed his Taser, striking Watts and causing him to drop […]

USA – Stanislaus, California deputy Tasers, fatally shoots man (20912-04-16)

Posted on April 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: When tasers often fail to incapacitate their targets, police often then shoot the victims: the taser disinhibits the use of firearms it would seem. In this case, 32-year-old George Ramirez Jr. was involved in a family dispute, he was tasered then the deputy shot him. Mr Ramirez’s family told KCRA-TV that he […]