Archive for the 'US Fourth amendment rights' Category

USA – Hawaii: Judge’s Opinion absolves officers in use of Taser (2011-10-18)

Posted on October 18 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: A federal appeals court ruled Monday that four Maui police officers are entitled to qualified immunity in a lawsuit over use of a Taser on a Wailuku woman during a domestic violence investigation five years ago. “It’s not over yet,” the woman’s attorney said. “All that’s been decided at this point is that […]

USA – 9th Circuit issues mixed ruling on Taser use (2011-10-18)

Posted on October 18 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS. The 9th circuit court – the 10-judge panel of the highest court in the Western states – has ruled hat even though the use of Tasers by police in two cases before the panel was unconstitutional, the officers have immunity from suit because they could not have been expected to know that. The […]

USA – McKENNEY v. HARRISON: 8th Circuit judge summarizes the legal problems of taser-related lawsuits (2011-03-28)

Posted on April 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An 8th District appeals court judge presents a statement on numerous legal problems raised by tasers. This is more than “legalese” and through what he wrote, one can see that TASER Inc. and police forces are very close to facing serious legal sanctions. We have placed certain key elements IN BOLD. We […]