March 23, 2011

Ali Winston for The Informant:

March 23, 2011

“Yesterday’s clash at Pacific steel is the most recent of several crowd control incidents over the past year where Berkeley Police officers have used nonlethal force on protesters. Most of these incidents have stemmed from de...

August 22, 2010

From the Chronicle:

“An inmate at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin died after he charged at Alameda County sheriff’s deputies and was subdued with the help of Taser shock weapons, authorities said Thursday.

Martin Harrison, 50, of Oakland died at a hospital early Wednesday, two...

July 18, 2010

From the Chronicle:

“Oakland and BART police officers shot and killed a man Saturday morning near the Fruitvale BART Station when, authorities said, he charged the officers holding a knife in each hand after leading them on a chase for blocks.

Five officers opened fire o...

June 14, 2010

From the Tribune:

“The BART Police Department will start redistributing Tasers to its force this week, nearly two months after the use of stun guns was halted so that officers could be retrained and updated on new department policies.

“Beginning this week and hopefully c...

April 6, 2010

Here’s the video from ABC 7 along with what they call a “report”:

CalTrain Tasing

Here’s the YouTube Video:

March 28, 2010

From King 5 news in Seattle:

“A federal appeals court says three Seattle police officers were justified when they used a stun gun on a pregnant mother who refused to sign a traffic ticket.

Malaika Brooks was driving her son to school in 2004 when she was stopped for doin...

February 26, 2010

From the Chronicle:

“The parents of a schizophrenic man who died after a confrontation at a San Jose hospital during which he struggled with Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies and was stunned with a Taser by a Campbell police officer have filed a federal civil rights...

February 18, 2010

From the Chronicle:

“The San Francisco Police Commission heard a litany of expert testimony Wednesday to support the police chief’s proposal that the department’s officers be equipped with electronic stun guns.

Chief George Gascón has pushed for Tasers, stun guns that di...

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