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Kansas 2-year-old hospitalized after her 4-year-old sister Tasers her in the head

Police in Wichita, Kansas are investigating after a 4-year-old girl reportedly fired a Taser and hit her younger sister in the head. Wichita Police Public Information Officer Lt. Dan East told reporters on Wednesday that one of the Taser’s probes had lodged in the 2-year-old girl’s forehead and shocked her…

Family sues after cops shock Texas man to death with Taser

The family of a Texas man who died in police custody has filed suit against the city of Marshall, its police chief at the time and several police officers. According to the Longview News-Journal, police Tasered 32-year-old Marcus Dewayne Slade to death in January of 2013 and ignored his sister’s…

Teen says cop violated his civil rights by shooting Taser at his testicles

A black teenager says a police officer violated his civil rights during an altercation at a train station. Andre Little sued the city of Richmond, California, after Officer Kristopher Tong pointed a Taser at his groin and fired the stun gun at his scrotum. Little said the officer approached him…

Indiana police threaten to Taser black firefighter in the face for waving at them

A police department in Indiana has launched an internal investigation after a firefighter said he was thrown to the ground and threatened with a Taser for waving at several officers, who thought he was flipping them off. Evansville firefighter George Madison Jr. told the Evansville Courier & Press that he…

Officers taser 86-year-old disabled woman in her bed: lawsuit

UPDATE: Tasered grandmother threatened officers with knife, police claim One of the police officers named in a lawsuit over the tasering of a bed-ridden 86-year-old woman says the grandmother threatened officers with a knife. “Police have admitted using a Taser to incapacitate the suicidal woman Dec. 22,” reports the Oklahoman.…

Christian Science Monitor: Cops overuse taser because of media hype

Update at bottom: Democratic Congressman jokes he’d Tase his own son if he ran across baseball field Many baseball fans might agree that jerks who interrupt the game get what’s coming to them. But the tasering of a seventeen year old Phillies fan who ran onto the field during Monday’s…

The ‘non-lethal’ Taser: 400 dead since 2001

Law enforcement agencies in Canada are banning the shock device in the wake of a study by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: The study includes a medical analysis that concluded someone shot with a Taser could face as high as a 50 percent chance of cardiac arrest. The Taser company, however,…

FL: cop fired after Taser used on 15 year old as party entertainment

When I receive emails about Taser abuse, it’s usually about the device’s role in a death, or use as a compliance device rather than a last resort before drawing a gun. Even though those are horrific instances, it’s hard to top the level of abuse and professional incompetence of Officer…

TX: few Houston officers disciplined over Taser abuse

Who is surprised at this? Sixty-nine investigations into alleged Taser abuse by members of the Houston Police Department only netted 5 officers worthy of any disciplinary charges. The Houston Police Department has found no wrongdoing in some 1,700 incidents in which its officers intentionally fired a Taser, despite investigating about…

NC: More freestyle law enforcement death-by-Taser

I’ve been busy and haven’t briefed folks on the Taser-happy crowd for some time; it looks like the Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD is having a whale of a time with its shock-inducing, deadly device. A Statesville man died after being shocked multiple times by Tasers at the Iredell County jail over the…

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