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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.

Man Dies After Being Tasered by Florida Deputy

April 2, 2009
A Parkland man who was Tasered on Tuesday during a scuffle with Broward sheriff's deputies in front of the Sawgrass Infiniti car dealership in Tamarac has died in the hospital, according to authorities.

Houston Standoff Ends as SWAT Storms Barbershop

April 2, 2009
A SWAT standoff at a barbershop on Houston's south side ended this morning after police stormed the building and subdued an armed man with help from a dog and a Taser. Police said the man took his brother and sister-in-law hostage inside Dugar's Urban Kuts in the 9100 block of Scott about 1:45 a.m.

TASER Unveils Evidence Recording and Storage Solution Centered on the AXON On-Body System

March 13, 2009
Saying that “we are expanding our vision,” TASER International CEO Rick Smith told a Web audience that the company has developed the AXON and its new Evidence.com video storage solution to protect officers on the streets and in the courtroom “until the last gavel drops.”

Do We Still Need Batons?

March 1, 2009

The Rodney King incident still colors how the public views the use of batons. For that reason and others, some officers are reluctant to use the tool.

TASER International Memorializes TASER Inventor Jack Cover

February 13, 2009
TASER International releases the following statement from Rick and Tom Smith, co-founders of TASER International, on the passing of John H. “Jack” Cover. Cover, the original inventor of the TASER technology, passed away at the age of 88 at his home near Los Angeles, Calif. on Feb. 7, 2009, due to Alzheimer’s disease and pneumonia.

TASER Inventor Jack Cover, 88, Dies

February 13, 2009
Jack Cover, an aerospace scientist who invented the Taser stun gun – a device used by thousands of law enforcement agencies to subdue unruly offenders with electrical shocks – has died. He was 88.

S.C. Deputy Won’t Face Civil Rights Charges for Tasering Handcuffed Suspect

December 11, 2008
Green was stunned initially several times after he wouldn’t give up his hands to be cuffed and was shocked twice again after he was cuffed because he refused to spit out crack cocaine in his mouth, the incident report said.

UK Government to Fund 10,000 TASER X26 Electronic Control Devices

December 2, 2008
TASER International announced that the United Kingdom government intends to fund 10,000 TASER X26 Electronic Control Devices (ECDs) for police officers in England and Wales, now that a successful pilot program has concluded.

A Shocking Proposition

June 6, 2008
A categorical claim that the availability of TASERs in the field mitigates the need for a backup officer is not only grossly irresponsible, but a prescription for disaster.

Off-Duty Corrections Officer Uses TigerLight to Rescue Woman from Burning Car

February 28, 2008
The willingness to risk his life for another and the toughness of the TigerLight Non-Lethal Defense System flashlight helped off-duty Corrections Officer Lee O. Lindsay Jr., Major, save the life of a young lady in a burning vehicle.

TASER and Mossberg to Produce Dedicated Less-Lethal Shotgun

February 1, 2008
TASER International announced today that it will debut the new TASER X12 LLS Mossberg shotgun during the 2008 SHOT Show in Las Vegas to be held February 2-5, 2008.

Lights with Bite

February 1, 2008

Michael Teig, CEO of TigerLight, readily admits that the company's new T100 compact TigerLight was designed as a civilian self-defense tool, primarily for women. But he also believes the fist-sized LED flashlight and OC dispenser will be popular with on-duty law enforcement officers.

Popular Impact Munitions

December 1, 2007

From sock rounds to foam baton projectiles, from OC to washable paint payloads, there's an impact projectile for a variety of situations.

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