Archive for the 'Tasered while handcuffed' Category

ISRAEL – Tel Aviv Police officer convicted for abusive use of taser gun on handcuffed man (2014-03-14)

Posted on March 14 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Sail Anaim, an Israeli police officer – clearly a “bad cop” – has been disciplined for the first time for using the taser abusively: he unlawfully shocked an unnamed subdued man with a taser gun 24 times while he was already handcuffed in a police-car, on the ground and ion the police […]

AUSTRALIA – Blacktown, New South Wales: Protest over use of taser on teen as magistrate dismisses charges (2103-11-22)

Posted on November 22 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The use of a stun gun by six police officers to arrest a teenager. Einpwi Amon, 17, at a train station has shocked people, sparking local activists to organise a protest rally against the actions. Einpwi Amom, 17 at the time of arrest in June, was running from police who […]

(2013-11-21) AUSTRALIA: Police use of stun guns under renewed scrutiny after CCTV shows teenager being tasered [[teenager tasered // excessive force]]

Posted on November 21 2013 by admin

(See video here) An unarmed Sudanese-Australian teenager, 17-yr-old Einpwi Amom, was tasered while handcuffed and surrounded by six officers in Sydney. He had allegedly sworn at police and run away. He had fallen and knocked himself unconscious, then started running. When officers bring the teenager to his feet he resists and, as commuters look on, an officer fires his Taser at the already-handcuffed teenager. As Mr Amom writhes in pain, an officer says: “If you resist again, you’ll be tasered again.” – A child’s court judge rules that all charges against Mr Amom be dropped, and civil libertarian lawyers point to abusive taser use.

USA – Florida Cop Tasers Cuffed Girl Who Became Braindead As A Result (2013-10-28)

Posted on October 28 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Information posted on an unknown website: A Florida police officer was recently cleared of any wrongdoing after he tasered a 20 year old handcuffed girl in September 2013 in the back as she fled. The tasering was caught on video showing officer Cole firing the taser at the handcuffed Danielle […]

USA – Madera, California settles civil rights suit over Taser mistake for $775,000 (2013-10-02)

Posted on October 2 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : 11 years ago police mistook a firearm for a taser. $775,000 out-of-court settlement with the family has been agreed. The officer, “accidentally” killed 24-year-old Everardo Torres as he sat handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser. At the time, “no one foresaw a weapon confusion issue,” and since then tasers […]

USA – Wilmington, Delaware: Police sued over stun gun use in arrest (2031-01-31)

Posted on January 31 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: In January 2011 police stopped Matthew Dixon, handcuffed him and then used a taser stun gun on him during an early morning confrontation outside his home – he was thrown to the ground, handcuffed and tasered for not showing his licence fast enough, after parking in his driveway. This violated his rights, […]

BRAZIL – Morre após receber descarga de taser em ação policial [Death in southern Brazil after tasering in a police intervention] (2013-01-27)

Posted on January 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (Revised google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics.) A driver in Brazil is tasered, probably multiple times, and dies of cardiac arrest before getting to hospital. The police say he was intoxicated, there was a car chase, and he smashed into the wall of a tunnel. He […]

USA – Allegheny County, Pensylvania: Number of hits DA’s focus in Millvale Taser case (2013-01-19)

Posted on January 19 2013 by admin

 [[Summary / Comments : Allegheny County prosecutors are trying to determine how many times a Millvale police officer stunned a handcuffed man, Thomas J. Smith, 27, – who has a host of mental health issues as his family has indicated – last fall in an incident that was captured on video. “Tasers are weapons. They’re […]

USA – Allegheny, Pennsylvania: Video Surfaces Of Police Using Taser on Handcuffed Suspect (2013-01-7)

Posted on January 7 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasered while handcuffed – and in psychiatric distress. 27-year-old Thomas J. Smith, of Millvale, is handcuffed and sitting on the floor, inside a Police Station. He’s seen in a video at this site first striking his head repeatedly and then moments later, while still handcuffed, a police officer is seen using a […]

USA – Las Vegas, Nevada – $295,000 settlement proposed for death in 2004 arrest (2012-12-12)

Posted on December 12 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Another case of tasered > died, but not because of being tasered – his death was “excusable”!. Keith Tucker, 47, died in 2004 after officers responded to a call from his roommate that Tucker was acting erratically. He was handcuffed and on his stomach when officers stunned him with a Taser. The […]

USA – New Orleans’ Second District officer fired for untruthfulness allegation has lengthy record of commendations and shootings (2012-12-03)

Posted on December 3 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In an all-too-typical case, and despite the misleading headline, a New Orleans police officer is dismissed for deploying his taser on an unarmed subject and for lying in his report on the incident. The officer had been found to have violated the NOPD truthfulness and moral conduct policies. He has a colorful […]