Police decide to shot a man 6 times because he had a bat, and came at them. I guess tasers don't exist in Phoenix.Read more »
Tasers are used across the nation by police as a "pain compliance technique." But do the powerful electroshock weapons amount to police brutality? A case that lands before the Supreme Court next week could decide the fate of tasers.Read more »
A village police officer shocked a 9-year-old boy with a Taser this week, prompting a shutdown of the entire force.
Long-embattled Police Chief Mike McCoy has been suspended, and officers who were being used on a part-time basis are no longer working, Council President Lowell Anderson said.Read more »
A Montara man walking two lapdogs off leash was hit with an electric-shock gun by a National Park Service ranger after allegedly giving a false name and trying to walk away, authorities said Monday.
Hesterberg, who said he didn't have identification with him, allegedly gave the ranger a false name, Levitt said.
Rancho Corral de Tierra has long been an off-leash walking spot for local dog owners. In December, the area became part of the national park system, which requires that all dogs be on a leash, Levitt said.
The ranger was trying to educate residents of the rule, Levitt said.Read more »
Officer kicks elderly man in groin after turning off dash cam.Read more »
Charges finally filed against two Fullerton, CA police officers who beat Kelly Thomas, a homeless man, to death in July.Read more »
The FBI has launched a criminal probe into a January incident where Tennessee police stripped a man naked, then kicked, tased, and beat him with a baton while he lay handcuffed in the snow.Read more »
Two 13 and 15 year old girls are stunned in Lorain, Ohio by a policeman.Read more »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputies yesterday punished an "uncooperative" motorist by Tasing him to death. After 43-year-old Allen Kephart was pulled over for allegedly running a stop sign, he got out of his car and failed to show sufficient deference to at least two deputies. He was subdued with a Taser, passed out, and died.Read more »
DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. -- Police said they used a stun gun to break up a fight on board a school bus in Dauphin County. State police said it's unusual to have a group of students who are not listening to anyone, and where troopers think the only safe way to get them to listen is with a stun gun.Read more »
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