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Oakland Occupier Shot by Less-Lethal Round

November 8, 2011

Scott Campbell filmed officers as he walked a police line at the Occupy Oakland general strike last week when he was shot with a nonlethal beanbag or rubber bullet by police.

N.Y. Bodybuilder Dies After Fighting Cops

November 3, 2011
The Colonie (N.Y.) Police officers who subdued a weightlifter who later died appear to have acted appropriately, according to Chief Steven Heider. Responding officers stopped Chad Brothers, 32, who was tearing up a Gold's Gym in a one-man riot on Monday.

Video: Utah Cops Use Pepper-Spray On Fans at High School Game

October 24, 2011
Roosevelt (Utah) Police officers used pepper spray on fans and players at a high school football game to break up a post-game celebration.

Utah Cop Pepper-Sprays Fans at High School Game

October 24, 2011

Roosevelt (Utah) Police used pepper spray on a group of fans who were performing the Haka dance in the stands shortly after a high-school football game.

Vermont State Police Revise TASER Policy

October 22, 2011
The Vermont State Police has agreed to make changes to its policy covering the use of TASERs that would require troopers to give "special consideration" to those who have cognitive impairments.

Pittsburgh Pays Attorneys $62K for $269 Stun-Gun Award

October 21, 2011
The Pittsburgh City Council has agreed to pay $62,000 in attorney fees to a man awarded $269 by a federal jury who ruled police were wrong to use a stun gun on him.

Ninth Circuit: Stun Gun Use Excessive In 2 Cases

October 20, 2011
The use of stun guns against two resistive subjects in Seattle and Maui was excessive, a federal appeals court ruled earlier this week. An 11-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the rulings in the two cases from 2006 and 2004.

Video: Ohio Deputy Attacked by Former Wrestling Champ

October 13, 2011
A Greene County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputy deployed his TASER six times to subdue a former standout wrestler, whom he found unresponsive in his vehicle.

Wrestler Takes Down Ohio Deputy

October 13, 2011

Greene County (Ohio) Sheriff's Deputy Josh Barrett encounters a former standout high-school wrestler passed out in his vehicle. After the 21-year-old starts the fight, Deputy Barrett ends it with his TASER.

Student Dies After Campus Officer Uses TASER

August 8, 2011
Campus officers investigating a reported assault on Aug. 6 were confronted by Everette Howard, who had reportedly balled his fists and refused to back off. An officer then shot him once with a TASER.

TASER: Separating Fact from Fantasy

July 29, 2011
Groups such as the ACLU, Amnesty International, media outlets and others typically attack TASERs with pseudo-symmetry, ignoring perspective, pseudo-science, and fallacies, says Sid Heal, a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department commander.

N.C. Agency Shelves TASERs After Suspect's Death

July 22, 2011
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Police Department has shelved its TASERs for as long as 45 days, after a suspect died after he was hit with an X26 at a light-rail station.

Safariland Introduces Extended Range Less-Lethal Munitions

April 29, 2011
Safariland has released five 40-mm, specialty impact rounds that allow corrections and tactical officers to deliver less-lethal munitions to incapacitate an aggressive, non-compliant subject. The Defense Technology rounds can be fired from a variety of 40-mm launchers and provide optimal accuracy from 10–70 meters (about 30–230 feet).

Video: Illinois Officers Use Force In Booking Room

April 13, 2011
The video shows Sgt. Brad McCaslin using a stun gun twice to the back of an arrested and handcuffed woman's neck after she refused to sit down in the booking room. Interim police Chief Tom Fearn then entered the room and shook the woman by the neck several times, after she appears to yell at him.

Force Used In Illinois Booking Room

April 13, 2011

This footage from the South Beloit (Ill.) Police Department's booking-room surveillance cameras shows officers using less-lethal force on a woman who appears to be yelling at them and refusing to sit down.

Shots Fired: Clackamas County, Oregon, 12/05/2005

April 12, 2011

Seemingly as insensate to his own pain as that he inflicted on others, Donald Graham also possessed a reputation as a man who backed his words. And no promise meant more to him than the one he'd made his wife that he'd never go back to prison. He'd do what he had to do.

Officer Pepper Sprays Squirrel

April 11, 2011

A Mesquite (Texas) Police officer is seen using pepper spray on a baby squirrel in front of a group of students.

Bruise Not Break

March 7, 2011

Like all Brite-Strike products, the Flexaton BIL contains a strobing flashlight that can be used to distract and disorient a suspect. This is a safety feature that can provide an officer with enough time to get the upper hand in a confrontation.

TASERs Can Prevent Another Rodney King Incident

March 4, 2011
Back on March 3, 1991, when LAPD officer confronted the then very large and resistive Rodney King, one of the first tools they tried to use on him was a TASER. They shot him twice with it. To very little effect. And things went downhill and got out of control.

The Hazards of Flash-Bangs

February 28, 2011
The death of a veteran North Carolina SWAT officer from a flash-bag device is surprising. However, it should be pointed out that the devices pack a punch — heat exceeding 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, a blast reaching 175 decibels and a flash of 1 million Candle-power.
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