| Dec 14, 2012
| 1:16 PM
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.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:03 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:01 PM
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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 2:42 PM
There’s a new report out by the New York Civil Liberties Union warning that police in that state are “consistently misusing and overusing Tasers.”
An NYCLU official said the organization’s study “shows that police officers...
| Nov 14, 2011
Those who have been through a Taser zap describe it has five seconds of pure pain, having 50-thousand volts of electricity pumped through the body.
But, it isn't just the public or suspects who are Tasered. For some in law enforcement it is a required...
| 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...