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USA – Albuquerque: Mayor on Taser dealings: No conflict of interest (2014-04-30)

Posted on April 30 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The scandal continues … Albuquerque’s mayor doesn’t feel the city’s dealings with Taser International present a conflict of interest – despite hiring two consultants with close ties to TASER International to resolve problems identified in a very critical Dept. of Justice report on city police brutality and the identification by the ex-Police […]

USA – New Mexico: Report: Albuquerque Police Dept (APD) guilty of Taser abuse (2014-04-11)

Posted on April 11 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: APD has a problem with the use of force against civilians, particularly tasers. The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday issued a report yesterday, devoting a full seven pages of its 46-page report to the APD’s use of Tasers. DOJ investigators pointed at numerous examples of Taser use the agency found unreasonable. […]

USA – Hartford, Connecticut: U.S. Justice Department Study urges police to be cautious with stun guns (2011-05-27)

Posted on May 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Police officers using stun guns should avoid shooting suspects multiple times or for prolonged periods to reduce the risk of potential injury or death, according to a new U.S. Justice Department study prompted by hundreds of police-involved deaths across the country. Coroners and other medical experts on the study panel concluded that […]

USA – Amnesty International: US authorities urged to control tasers as official report on deaths issued (2011-05-27)

Posted on May 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Amnesty International issues press release following the publication of US National Institute of Justice report just published which “leaves many questions unanswered about the safety of such devices, particularly in vulnerable populations… the report’s findings underscore the need for strict limits on the use of such weapons” particularly “multiple or prolonged discharge […]

USA – Ohio: Settlement reached for Franklin County’s Taser use (2011-02-04)

Posted on February 15 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “A settlement has been reached between the Franklin County sheriff’s office and two government agencies about the use of Tasers on prisoners… The suit, supported by U.S. Justice Department, accuses deputies of violating prisoners’ constitutional rights and the departments own policy on Taser use …” ]] Columbus Dispatch, by Kathy Gray A […]