Category: Tasers

How police officers die: Would Tasers save them?

Deaths of police officers, 1961-2005 by Rob On mobile? Click here to read document In the debate over Taser use by Canadian police, there’s a popular refrain from top officers: The Taser is too important to officer safety to be pulled off the street. Many top brass, like Calgary’s chief, have used this argument to...

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Taser testing that isn't testing

The big dailies got around today to reporting that the Ontario government ordered Ontario police departments to “test” their older model, x26 Tasers [Star, Globe]. Cancrime reported this news Dec. 10. Kingston’s police chief, Stephen Tanner says he won’t have any scientific tests conducted on the force’s X26 Tasers, of which the department has 34....

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Ontario police Tasers under the gun

You heard it here first. The Ontario government has ordered police forces across Ontario to test older model Tasers, electric stun guns, to ensure they’re working according to specs. The province’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services issued the directive today to all police services, after a troubling investigative report by CBC television. It...

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