Archive for the 'Volunteer police injured' Category

USA –Taser-Injured Trooper Washington State Will Take State to Trial (2014-05-02)

Posted on May 2 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Washington has ruled that a Washington state trooper who was injured in a 2007 mandatory training demonstration on Tasers can bring his workers’ compensation case to trial. The instructor used the Taser on every trainee for 1 to 5 seconds. The demonstration left Michael Michelbrink Jr incapacitated, as expected, but also with […]

USA – US Airman grabbed in groin by tasered colleague (2013-09-18)

Posted on September 18 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : This is not a joke (as it was seen in the video) – but an indication of how people targeted by tasers may react violently. In this case it involved voluntary tasering of US air-force personnel. A female US airman suffered great pain. A colleague supports the woman to prevent her […]

USA – Loved ones remember Tucson (Arizona) Police Department officer Henry Fung [who died of a heart attack 24 hours after being “voluntarily” tasered] (2011-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The first known death of a police officer following “voluntary” taser discharges: a 43-year-old officer died two weeks ago, a day after “routine training, including being tasered”. He was physically very active but had a known “heart condition”. Most puzzling is that the family does not want an autopsy, does not seem […]

USA – Dallas, Texas Cop sues Taser after riding the lighting [injured following “voluntary” tasering] (2011-11-18)

Posted on November 18 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : Police “volunteer” for tasering seriously injured in 2009. Andy Butler, a Dallas police officer, filed a lawsuit against Taser International after being willingly zapped with over 50,000 volts of electricity during a Dallas Police Department training session. surgery to repair three herniated discs in his neck, where one was forcing pressure […]

USA – Worcester, Massachussetts: Injured trooper’s case against Taser maker dismissed after doc testifies (2011-03-05)

Posted on March 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The case by a police officer injured as a “volunteer” for tasering is rejected due to the TASER Inc.legal counsel’s astute discovery that the plaintiff’s lawyer had in the past been addicted to cocaine and because the plaintiff “acknowledged signing a release that cited warnings and risks of exposure to a taser […]

USA – Mississippi: Taser training called dangerous by insurance group

Posted on February 12 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: “The private Ridgeland firm that administers the self-funded insurance program for county workers injured on the job is discouraging the use of Tasers in law enforcement training…  The Workers Compensation Trust had received several workers’ compensation claims from county employees for injuries received from being shot with a Taser gun during training. In some […]

USA – Mississippi Sheriffs defend use of Taser weapons [during training, too many injuries to “volunteers” …] (2011-02-12)

Posted on February 12 2011 by admin

USA – Mississippi Sheriffs defend use of Taser weapons [during training, too many injuries to “volunteers” …] (2011-02-12) [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This “local” story relates to many issues: (1) concern by the public employees’ union that police are getting inured during “voluntary” exposure to taser discharges; (2) potential costs to the city budget of resulting […]

USA – Nazareth, Pennsylvania … [Officer injured in taser training] (2011-02-05)

Posted on February 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In the middle of a long article on changes in policing in this town (pop. 6,500), we suddenly read: “Officer Eric Swanson, who had been on worker’s compensation after a Taser injury during training, has since gone on disability.” (see text in bold) – This is the only relevant sentence in the […]

USA – Dallas officer is among several suing Taser, alleging injuries during training (2011-01-19)

Posted on January 19 2011 by admin


USA –Three South Carolina State Troopers Injured During Taser Training (2010-09-20)

Posted on September 20 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The potential danger of tasers is shown when three South Carolina state troopers have been injured during Taser training over the last year, one badly enough that he’s still out of work. Details about the injuries can’t be provided because of federal health privacy laws. But he says the three injuries are […]

USA – Nick Dial: “TASER – An Officer’s Perspective and a Jolt of Reality” (2010-06-01)

Posted on June 1 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Nick Dial, a certified Arizona police officer specialized in Homeland Security with taser experience presents a particularly coherent – and lengthy – argument concerning many of the problems of taser use by the US police. Interesting because he is a police-officer “speaking out”. Nick Dial provides clear examples to illustrate his case […]

USA – State trooper from Grafton suing over Taser injury – surgical screw in leg bent in 2006 demonstration (2009-02-09)

Posted on February 9 2009 by admin

USA – State trooper from Grafton suing over Taser injury – surgical screw in leg bent in 2006 demonstration (2009-02-09 [[Summary / Comments : Police officer James Foley is seeking $1 million and claiming the injury caused by the Taser incident caused him to experience pain and suffering and a diminution in wages and earning capacity. […]

USA – Nevada cops raise Taser safety claims: Metro officers hurt during training sue company, say warnings didn’t suffice (2008-11-08)

Posted on November 8 2008 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A detailed article touching on many problems : Police officers hurt during training sue company, say warnings didn’t suffice. The police underwent a “taser experience”, being told “You can’t really comprehend the Taser, students were told, until you’re Tasered.” In 2003, Officer Peterson fell hard on her neck and two others were […]

CANADA – British Columbia officer sues Taser Inc. over training injuries (2007-11-19)

Posted on November 19 2007 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Dan Husband, an RCMP officer is suing Taser International Inc., its Canadian distributor and the Attorney-General of Canada for injuries he allegedly received when he volunteered to be exposed to the device during a police training course. He is alleging negligence and seeking unspecified exemplary, punitive and aggravated damages in the legal […]

CANADA – British Columbia officer sues Taser Inc. over training injuries (2007-11-19)

Posted on November 19 2007 by admin

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USA – Police-officer injured in Taser demonstration (2007-10-11)

Posted on October 11 2007 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “A police officer in the US who volunteered to be the subject of a Taser demonstration has suffered possibly lasting damage, including spine fractures after receiving a five-second discharge, according to a respected medical journal.” Unfortunately we only have the first paragraphs of this important information from the authoritative UK-based “Jane’s Review” […]

USA – Taser Causes Severe Injuries to Police (2006-12-18)

Posted on December 18 2006 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: American Police officers have been seriously injured in training with the TASER and left with no legal recourse for compensation, according to an independent journalist. One officer: “The TASER ruptured C-5,6 and C-6,7 in my neck. I have had to have my neck fused, because of the severe pain.” In 2005, in […]

USA – 2005-12-23 – Samuel Powers: Jury Sides With Taser in Arizona Case [of Police Volunteer Injury] (2005-12-23)

Posted on December 23 2005 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER Inc. wins a “milestone victory” as judge rules Officer Powers, who “suffered what doctors testified was a compress fracture of his spine after being shocked with a Taser” could not be blamed on the manufacturer: “A Taser lawyer presented a memo from a Phoenix doctor saying that Mr. Powers suffered from […]