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  • Stun-Gun Guidelines Should Reduce Lethal Risk

    Stun-Gun Guidelines Should Reduce Lethal Risk
    Stun guns, many sold under the trade name Taser, are used by police departments as supposedly non-lethal alternatives to firearms for subduing suspects. But as a Sept. 2 incident in New Britain showed once again, the use of a stun gun can indeed involve...
  • Taser-related Death Toll in Connecticut Hits 13

    Thirteen dead in eight years. That's the body count since 2005/ for Connecticut people who have died after being shocked by police Tasers, with the latest fatality coming in New Britain this Labor Day weekend. Law enforcement officials and spokesmen for...
  • Neighbor: Man who died after Tasered by cops was acting erratically

    Neighbor: Man who died after Tasered by cops was acting erratically
    A man who died after police twice used a Taser on him had been shouting and acting erratically moments before officers arrested him near his mother's home in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to a neighbor. “He was...
  • Should Police Use of Tasers Be Regulated?

    Should Police Use of Tasers Be Regulated?
    The NAACP calls it a civil rights issue. An activist for the disabled fears for the safety of people with cognitive and psychiatric problems. A scientist is convinced of the risk of death. And the ACLU has a list of possible Connecticut victims. What...
  • Zap! You're on Taser Cam

    Zap! You're on Taser Cam
    How often do you get to see video of a 6-foot-4 naked jogger in swimming goggles getting stunned by a Taser? A tiny digital camera attached to an officer's electronic weapon and used by fewer than a dozen law-enforcement agencies in Florida now makes...
  • Jolt of reality: Shootings persist as Chicago police Taser use skyrockets

    Jolt of reality: Shootings persist as Chicago police Taser use skyrockets
    Police departments in Chicago and the suburbs have embraced the Taser, a device marketed as a tool to reduce shootings by officers. The weapons' manufacturer contends that if officers can use electric shocks to prevent dangerous situations from...
  • Doubts surface as police sharply increase Taser use

    Doubts surface as police sharply increase Taser use
    The traffic stop began peacefully three hours into New Year's Day 2010, with the woman driving the SUV telling the officer that she hadn't been drinking and her husband merrily exclaiming he was the source of the alcohol smell. But the situation soured...
  • Officers Not Responsible For Man's Death, Even After Tasering Him 34 Times

    A Waterbury man died earlier this month after being hit with a police stun gun. In Middletown, a state investigation recently exonerated police in the May 2010 death of a man who died following 34 shocks by a Taser weapon. State lawmakers had been...
  • Effective police tool or torture device: Texas lawmakers to debate the taser

    Effective police tool or torture device: Texas lawmakers to debate the taser
    It is hard for Marcus Hardin to even talk about what happened to his grandson outside a Fort Worth bar almost three years ago, when Marcus Swiat was taken into custody by officers, who deployed a taser. "Tasers are torture," Hardin said. Swiat was tased...
  • Taser International sponsoring Connecticut Police Chiefs Association annual bash

    Taser International sponsoring Connecticut Police Chiefs Association annual bash
    The Connecticut Police Chiefs Association has routinely opposed any statewide regulation or standards over police use of Tasers, despite growing concerns across the nation about the potential for misuse of cop stun guns. A new medical study published...
  • Family Sues Police in Taser Related Death of Mount Joy Man

    Family Sues Police in Taser Related Death of Mount Joy Man
    A complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court alleges that officers from four police departments contributed to the death of 61-year-old Robert Neill of Mount Joy by stunning him multiple times with Tasers when responding to Neill’s early-...