| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:35 PM
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.
| Sep 19, 2012
| 11:40 AM
The King County Council unanimously approved Monday measures recommended by two reviews of how the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) addresses misconduct allegation, citizen complaints, and appropriate use of force.
The council's vote enacts...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 3:16 PM
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday
morning in federal court in Philadelphia the family of Robert Neill, of Lancaster County, accused police of using excessive force which led to his untimely death.
It began on November 6, 2010, at 4 o'clock in the morning when...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 1:36 PM
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...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 8:34 AM
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...
| Jan 1, 2012
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...
| May 10, 2011
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2011
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...
| May 10, 2012
| 10:50 AM
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...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 11:13 AM
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-...
| Dec 19, 2010
A mentally ill person who hasn't taken his medicine is brought to a hospital emergency department and begins cursing and throwing wild punches at nurses and doctors. Is that person a patient needing firm, appropriate health care or a potential criminal...