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Tactical Robots

July 17, 2009

If you think robots are just for bomb disposal, think again. Police robots are often used to handle IEDs, but they can be used in other arenas that are inhospitable to humans. Robots can be used to reach a barricaded subject or hostages and carry information or evidence back out without sending an officer into the line of fire. They can also provide enhanced surveillance and deploy lethal or less-lethal weapons.

Ti Training Corp Simulator Installed at TASER Training Academy

July 8, 2009
Ti Training Corp, a supplier of interactive training products and services to the law enforcement and public safety markets, announced the installation of its Training Lab system at the TASER Training Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Texas Pastor TASERed by Police

July 3, 2009
A Webster, Texas, minister angry over a traffic stop involving a church member was arrested Wednesday after police Tasered him and tried to break up a crowd of churchgoers with pepper spray, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Missouri Town Pays $2.4 Million to Family of Man Killed During DUI Arrest

July 2, 2009

The city of Moberly, Mo., has agreed to pay $2.4 million to the family of Stanley Harlan, 23, who died during a 2008 drunken driving arrest. Harlan's family sued the city and Moberly police Officers Jeremy Baird and Carmen Newbrough last September in federal court in St. Louis, claiming that police used a Taser on him twice, then kicked and choked him.

Wireless TASER Round Ready to Fly

June 30, 2009

TASER International, Inc. announced today that the long-awaited self-contained wireless TASER eXtended Range Electronic Projectile (XREP) shotgun rounds are now available. Together with O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc. the company also announced the commercial launch of the TASER X12 Less-Lethal Shotgun (LLS) by Mossberg.

Turning Cops into Cameras

June 1, 2009

For some 15 years now, American police officers have been joined on patrol by in-car video systems that document their interaction with the public. Now, at least four companies have developed, are marketing, or plan to market body-worn video systems to law enforcement officers.

Illinois Police Chief Wants City to Allow Officers to Carry TASERs

May 15, 2009
Police Chief R.T. Finney says it's likely he'll again ask the Champaign, Ill., city council to allow the police department to buy and use TASERs. But the leader of a local citizens group vows police will encounter opposition to such a proposal.

Missouri Woman Accused of Using Infant Son as TASER Shield

May 14, 2009
Police say a Hannibal, Mo., woman used her infant son to shield a man who was being arrested from a stun gun blast. Twenty-year-old Maliea A. Martin was arrested for felony endangering the welfare of a child.

California's Fugitive Apprehension Team Deploys TASER Devices

May 8, 2009
Agents assigned to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Office of Correctional Safety (OCS) are field testing 28 TASER X26 ECDs and 28 TASER CAM systems. The deployment of the TASERs is being conducted as a pilot program.

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.”

Family of Iman Morales Sues NYPD Over Stun Gun Death

February 26, 2009
The family of an emotionally disturbed man who plummeted head first to his death after he was shocked by a police stun gun is suing the NYPD and the officers involved in the incident, including the estate of one who later killed himself in remorse.

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.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

December 1, 2008

Perhaps nowhere in contemporary American society does the question of the right tool for the right job come into play more often than in matters of police use of force.

Colorado Officer Shoots Suspect Who Tasered Cop Outside Wal-Mart

November 20, 2008
A Lakewood, Colo., police officer shot a suspect in the stomach after the man used a Taser on a fellow officer during a struggle today in a Wal-Mart parking lot, authorities say.

N.C. Sheriff's Official Apologizes for Tasering of Man at Funeral

November 20, 2008
A North Carolina sheriff's official has apologized for plunging a funeral into chaos when undercover agents tried to arrest the dead man's son -- and used a Taser on him in the process.
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