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Article • August 26, 2016
Medical Study Reports Taser Shock May Cause Fatal Heart Rhythm Disruption by Matthew Clarke In an article published by the American Heart Association, a study of eight cases of people who lost consciousness immediately after being shocked by a TASER X26--the most common electronic control device (ECD) used by police, ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Guard’s Internet Boasts Expose Jail’s “Culture of Violence” by “Seeing someone get TASER’d is second only to being the guy pulling the trigger. That is money. Puts a smile on your face—My job is sweet sometimes,” wrote Multnomah County Jail Deputy David B. Thompson on an Internet gaming site called ...
7th Circuit Affirms as Proper Jury Instructions on Intent and Harm Elements of Excessive Force Claim Brought by Wisconsin Pretrial Detainee by The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s use of jury instructions including harm and subjective intent elements of a use of ...
Meth OD, Taser & Restraint Chair = Washington Prisoner Death by A Washington man died in jail, soon after paramedics examined him for a methamphetamine overdose but released him into police custody. Although the cause of death was not immediately disclosed, the diabetic prisoner was Tased and confined in a ...
$7,000 Reached in Taser Use on Disabled Vermont Man by Police by A $7,000.00 settlement was reached between Vermont State Police and the family of a mentally disabled man.             Timothy Bernier, 23, of Coventry, Vermont, suffers from Down’s syndrome, as well as other physical and mental disabilities. He was ...
Article • August 19, 2016
Eighth Circuit: Officers Who Tased Arrestee to Force Clothing Change Immune by On September 3, 2015, the Eighth Circuit court of appeals held that St. Ann, Missouri police officials who used a Taser on an arrestee after she refused to change into orange jail clothing were protected against suit by ...
Pennsylvania Arrest for Videotaping Cops Denied Qualified Immunity by Mark Wilson A Pennsylvania federal court held that police were not entitled to qualified immunity for "entering a family's home and arresting its owner for doing nothing more than attempting to videotape the officers' overreaction on her own property." Kia Gaymon, ...
Iowa Jail Guard Who Tased Mentally Ill Woman Missed Training for Three Years by After a guard tased a mentally ill woman in October 2013 to compel her to change her clothes, officials at the Muscatine County, Iowa, Jail are considering requiring less Taser training for guards rather than more. ...
DOJ Intervenes in Ohio Jail Taser Class Action; County Settles by On February 4, 2011, Franklin County, Ohio officials agreed to substantially upgrade jail Taser training, use and accountability policies to settle a Class Action law suit in which the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) had intervened. On July 16, ...
Oklahoma County Settles Suit over Excessive Use of Restrain Chair for $200,000 by On May 20, 2014, Bryan County, Oklahoma agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a former Bran County jail prisoner over maltreatment, including placing him in a restraint chair multiple times for days at a time and ...
Michigan Women’s Prison Investigated for Abusing Mentally Ill by A letter from the Michigan ACLU to the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) charged that mentally ill prisoners were being abused.  One instance involved the hog tying of a prisoner as punishment. The July 2015 letter concerned prisoner treatment at the ...
Publication • August 3, 2016
Filed under: Stun Guns/Tasers
The Health Effects of Conducted Energy Weapons, Canadian Academies Expert Panel Report, 2013 THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF CONDUCTED ENERGY WEAPONS The Expert Panel on the Medical and Physiological Impacts of Conducted Energy Weapons THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF CONDUCTED ENERGY WEAPONS The Expert Panel on the Medical and Physiological Impacts of ...
Brief • August 3, 2016
Steen v. City of Pensacola, FL, Brief Re Defendant Motion to Dismiss, police car taser, 2011 Case 3:11-cv-00142-RV-CJK Document 49 Filed 06/20/11 Page 1 of 17 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PENSACOLA, DIVISION CASSANDRA STEEN, Individually, and as Personal Representative of the Estate ...
Brief • August 3, 2016
Steen v. City of Pensacola, FL, Order Re Defendant Motion to Dismiss, police car taser, 2011 Case 3:11-cv-00142-RV-CJK Document 67 Filed 08/22/11 Page 1 of 24 Page 1 of 24 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PENSACOLA DIVISION CASSANDRA STEEN, Individually and as Personal ...
Brothers Win Further Proceedings in Police Excessive Force Claim by The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held on Ohio Federal District Court erred in finding a plaintiff voluntarily assented to a Release-dismissal Agreement that barred a lawsuit against defendants for excessive force.  The Court further held it was improper to ...
Article • July 29, 2016
$662,500 Award for VA Man subject to Illegal Home Search and Tasing by A Virginia federal jury awarded $62,000 to a man in a claim police officers illegally entered his home and tased him. Marcus Mial called police in 2010 after his wife grabbed a knife and threatened to harm ...
Publication • July 29, 2016
Special Panel Review Excited Delirium, WPSTC 2011 Weapons & Protective Systems Technologies Center Special REPORT Special Panel Review of Excited Delirium December 2011 This report is submitted as a result of work completed under National Institute of Justice Cooperative Agreement Award No. 2010-IJ-CX-K005. Special Panel Review of Excited Delirium Less-Lethal ...
Record of Abuse - Lawlessness in Border Patrol's Operations, ACLU, 2015 Record of Abuse Lawlessness and Impunity in Border Patrol’s Interior Enforcement Operations October 2015 The findings in this report are based on government records produced in ACLU Foundation of Arizona v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, No. 14 -02052 ...
Publication • July 29, 2016
Power Down - Tasers, The Fourth Amendment, and Police Accountability in the Fourth Circuit, Mance, 2013 CITE AS 91 N.C. L. REV. 606 (2013) Power Down: Tasers, The Fourth Amendment, and Police Accountability in the Fourth Circuit* INTRODUCTION ..........................................................................................606 I. THE FOURTH CIRCUIT AND TASERS: OREM AND HENRY.................617 A. Orem ...
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