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DOJ Seeks Changes To Inglewood PD's Use-of-Force Policy

January 11, 2010
The U.S. Department of Justice found flaws with the Inglewood Police Department's use of deadly force in a city with a murder rate that's almost four times the national average.

Philly Police to Buy 1,000 TASERs

January 7, 2010
The Philadelphia Police Department has agreed to buy 1,000 Tasers to expand the use of less-than-lethal weapons by officers often called upon to deal with unruly, mentally ill people.

Recruits Undergo OC Training

January 5, 2010

Police recruits undergoing OC (pepper spray) training. The spray being used is Sabre Red, a very potent level III OC/pepper spray.

Bakersfield PD Recruits Get Tasered

January 5, 2010

As a part of Bakersfield (Calif.) police training, recruits experience what it feels like to get hit with a Taser. Videography and editing by Christina Sosa.

IACP 2009: Best of Show

December 22, 2009

Here's a quick look at some of the latest and greatest products that caught the eyes of our staff as they walked the aisles of the show.

Where the Job Is Better Nowadays

December 15, 2009
Once upon a time you had to use your radio to run subjects for wants and warrants. Now, you can run as many subjects as you want. As if that wasn't enough, license plate recognition systems can alert you for warrants.

Ohio Rookie Tasers Boy After $2 Tobacco Canister Theft

December 10, 2009
A rookie officer from the Piqua (Ohio) Police Department used a Taser on a 16-year-old who had stolen a $2 tobacco canister from a convenience store.

New Jersey AG Approves Stun Guns For Officers

November 25, 2009
The state lifts its ban on the less-lethal weapons, and releases guidelines for officers. It had been the only state in the nation with the prohibition.

TASER International’s 100th Lawsuit Dismissal Won on Summary Judgment

November 23, 2009
TASER International has won a major lawsuit. The company announced that on Nov. 20, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California entered an order and judgment for TASER in the arrest-related-death lawsuit titled Rosa v. TASER International, et al., granting TASER's motion for summary judgment.

Arkansas Officer Tasers 10-Year-Old Who Refused Shower

November 18, 2009
The incident brought calls from the town's mayor for an investigation of the department by the state police or FBI; both agencies have declined. The girl was apparently not hurt.

Widow of Cop Involved in Stun Gun Death Sues NYPD

November 17, 2009
An NYPD lieutenant who committed suicide was treated by his superiors as if he had done something wrong and was afraid he might be prosecuted for ordering officers to use a stun gun on a man who fell to his death, the lieutenant’s widow said Monday.

Taser Competitor Protests Agency's Purchase

November 16, 2009
The chief executive of stun-gun producer Stinger Systems has accused the DeKalb County Police Department of not properly testing his products, before deciding to purchase 1,021 new Tasers for the department.

TASER CEO Clarifies Chest Shot Guideline

October 27, 2009
TASER CEO Rick Smith says he is surprised by the uproar, which was caused by an article in the Arizona Republic, and that the targeting model was not changed because the company sees greater risk of cardiac events from chest shots.

Officer Remains On Duty After Stun Gun Use Questioned

October 19, 2009
Fort Worth police officer Stephanie Phillips will remain on active duty while a grand jury reviews an incident where she twice Tasered a mentally ill man who later died, the Star-Telegram reports.

Wake Forest Professor Finds No Major Link Between Tasers and Health Problems

October 8, 2009
A Wake Forest University professor researching the medical effects of the use of Tasers has found no major link between the less-lethal weapon and health problems, according to the company.

Florida Officer's Drive-by Tasering Results In Man's Death

October 5, 2009
The Pensacola (Fla.) Police Department is reviewing its policy on the use of less-lethal force, after an officer used a stun gun from his moving patrol car, PNJ.com reports.

Less Lethal Force

September 18, 2009

As technology has evolved, so too has the arsenal of weapons available to law enforcement. Firearms and batons have their place, but they aren't always the most effective tool for a given situation. Having a less-lethal option means you can possibly end a confrontation without lethal force.

Dog Days of Summer (Part 3): Less-Lethal vs. Vicious Dogs

September 10, 2009
Without formal training, police must rely on their preservation instinct and use whatever force is deemed necessary against attacking dogs. While lethal force is acceptable, it's a last resort. There's a less-lethal alternative that's proven effective, one I've personally employed countless times and highly recommend.

TASER X3: Three in One

August 31, 2009

The three-shot TASER pistol marketed as the X3 has been one of the company's most secret projects. It's also been a product that cops have been requesting for years.

Defensive Position

July 13, 2009
Does the training provided in the academy adequately prepare officers for the defensive tactics often needed in the street? Detective Erica Ortiz answers.
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