January 25, 2010

From the SF Chronicle:

“One-third of shootings by San Francisco police over a five-year period might have been avoided had officers been equipped with less-lethal options such as Tasers, a police study suggests.

The study focuses on the 15 shootings by San Francisco pol...

January 9, 2010

From AlterNet:

“In what is being heralded as a landmark decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently declared that police officers could be held liable for using a Taser without proper cause. And in making their determination, the court al...

December 6, 2009

This in from the Salt Lake Tribune:

“Here’s what happened. In June, Cardall, 32, was returning to Arizona after visiting Utah when he experienced a manic episode brought on by his bipolar disorder. He pulled his car to the side of the road, got out, removed his clothes,...

September 22, 2009

From the FresnoBee:

“Gregory Williams, 40, a double-leg amputee, spent six days in jail on suspicion of domestic violence and resisting arrest after the Sept. 11 incident. Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II said there wasn’t enough evidence to file charges,...

September 17, 2009

From Liliana Segura at Alternet:

“In March, the Los Angeles Times reported that “the number of law enforcement agencies that have given Tasers to officers who work on school campuses has grown to well over 4,000,” according to Steve Tuttle, vice president of communicati...

August 18, 2009

From Scott Thill at AlterNet (Thanks to Russ):

“The latest case, as of this writing at least, involves a Syracuse mother who was pulled out her car during a routine traffic stop. She was summaril...

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