Archive for the 'Head injury' Category

USA – Austin, Texas: Grand Jury clears officers in school tasing incident [leading to a medically induced coma] (2014-05-13)

Posted on May 13 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Grand Jury clears officers in school tasing incident, in which a High School student that ended up in a coma. An officer tasered 17-year-old Noe Niño de Rivera on Nov. 20 because he interfered as officers attempted to break up a fight between two girls. The teen hit his head as he […]

FRANCE – New TASER injuries: lacrimal canaliculus laceration and ethmoid bone fracture (2014-02-28)

Posted on February 28 2014 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This is the abstract of an article published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, showing how tasers can cause serious facial injuries. “This case expands the knowledge of injuries that may occur as a result of the use of this device and the management of peri-ocular TASER injuries.”]] International […]

USA – District Attorney clears Tullytown, Philadelphia police in Taser incident (2013-12-13)

Posted on December 13 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: district attorney on Thursday cleared Tullytown police of any wrongdoing when they used a Taser last month on a handcuffed teen, Joey Williams, who had run from them and then fell on his face. The 14-year-old suffered numerous facial injuries. He had allegedly shoplifting from a Walmart store. Police say they were […]

USA – Settlement reached in Taser case in Benton City, Washington State (2011-04-16)

Posted on May 16 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Benton City (pop. 2800) and West Richland (pop.  35,000) are paying out  $350,000 a settlement over a 2007 Taser incident that caused a skull fracture to Mark Clark. “Clark suffered serious injury when he was shocked by a Taser gun, fell backward and hit his head on the ground, knocking him out, […]

USA – Des Moines, Washington: ‘Misdemeanor Criminal Complaint’ Animal Cruelty Lawsuit Filed Against 2 Police (2012-02-11)

Posted on February 13 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / comments: In this and a series of neighbours’ blogs which appear eminently reliable  … Following 2 taser discharges, the Newfoundld dog (120 lbs, lovable) hid under a neighbour’s bush. Police came and killed Rosie with 4 successive bullets. The dog was threatening no-one. Police said they felt threatened. This tells us a […]

UK – Wales – IPCC to probe taser gun assault claim (2011-01-29)

Posted on January 29 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The UK Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) reports it will investigate a 2009 episode in which “[a] man says when he was arrested a taser was deployed and hit his head … The alleged incident happened in August 2009 when the man, … says he was hospitalised, receiving up to 12 stitches […]