| 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...
| Jul 24, 2012
Often, a story answers some questions and then leads to a few more.
In January, the Tribune published my story detailing a steep rise in police use of Tasers in the suburbs. Just after that story ran, I sat down with editors to brainstorm other...
| 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.
| May 14, 2010
The city is offering record-setting $2 million settlement to the family of a mentally ill man who died after being shocked by a Taser, even though the police officer involved has not been cleared of wrongdoing, city officials said.
Fort Worth city...
| Jun 1, 2010
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson says a proposed city resolution that would call for a citywide boycott of businesses based in Arizona will be brought before the city council for consideration in two weeks.
The idea was brought before the city council...
| Jun 9, 2010
| 3:32 PM
A man was dead Wednesday after a fatal encounter with Hempstead Police, and now his family wants to see major changes in police weapon utilization.
Local civil rights activist Quannel X has met with the suspect's parents and wife. They are claiming...
| Jun 16, 2010
The Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday night to place economic sanctions against Arizona companies as a response to Arizona's immigration laws.
This includes forbidding city workers from going to Arizona on the city's dime and boycotting companies...
| 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 12, 2011
| 12:43 PM
The family of Martinsville teenager Derek Jones is suing the city after the 17-year-old died shortly after being tasered two years ago.
The city is named in the multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuit as well as the policeman who used the taser....
| 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...