Archive for the 'Tasers differential use' Category

UK – Taser use is on the rise in Hampshire [including “drive-stun”] (2013-09-25)

Posted on September 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : New Home Office statistics from Hampshire county show “drive-stun” tasering (pain-compliance) is increasing, although overall taser use fell slightly from 2011. In England and Wales, taser deploymernt went up from 6,649 in 2010 to 7,877 in 2011. No data yet available for 2012.]] Hampshire Gazette A CONTROVERSIAL method for using Tasers […]

UK – Tasers Should Be Properly Regulated, Not Rolled Out – Amnesty International (2013-09-09)

Posted on September 11 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The director of Amnesty International comments on today’s release of Home Office data on taser use: the taser is not a modern-day truncheon; in the United States more than 500 people have died after being shocked by a taser, in many instances the coroner has declared the taser a contributory factor; Here […]

UK – What does the rise in taser usage across England and Wales tell us? (2013-09-10)

Posted on September 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : This post explains police use of tasers in the UK. The data just released by the Home Office show that incidents involving tasers had more than doubled between 2009 and 2010, from roughly 3,128 in 2009 to 6,649 in 2010. The number of incidents recorded in 2011 was even higher at […]

AUSTRALIA – Factbox: Taser-related deaths in Australia (2013-08-26)

Posted on August 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Here is a list (not very detailed) of Taser-related deaths in Australia since 2002, and an overview of how many times Tasers have been used by police in each state over the past two years (see table here).]] Here is a list of Taser-related deaths in Australia since 2002, and […]

AUSTRALIA – Taser incidence in Australia – Statistics vary widely by State (2013-01-24)

Posted on January 24 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Statistics vary by location: A simple chart shows the probability of getting tasered varies enormously by region in Australia: 50/100,000 In the Northern Territories, to 5/100,000 in the national capital region.]] Policewatch Australia Presentation of a simple chart: TASER USE PER 100,000 INHABITANTS TASMANIA- 0 PER 100,000 VICTORIA – 1 PER 100,000 […]

AUSTRALIA – Taser cops struck twice in the one night (2012-11-24)

Posted on November 24 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This report rauses the question: Are some police officers more “apt to taser” than others? Two police officers under investigation over the death of Brazilian student Roberto Laudisio Curti had been at the scene of another Taser shooting in the area just hours beforehand, a court has heard. Marcello Jimenez , 27, […]

GERMANY – Polizei drängt auf Einsatz von Elektroschockern [Police call for wider use of electroshock weapons] (2010-12-13)

Posted on December 13 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (This is an edited translation from the German; the original text appears below the translation, in italics) Special units of German police have been trialing the taser for 9 years, during which they’ve used it 14 times – 11 of them for suicide prevention. They are calling for a wider rollout. […]