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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.

N.C. Sheriff's Deputies Tase Pallbearer at Father's Funeral

November 19, 2008
Unbeknownst to some family and friends, the younger Russ had failed to keep a promise of turning himself in to sheriff’s deputies. So the sheriff’s office planned to arrest him discreetly at the 2 p.m. funeral – a move that backfired in the emotionally charged environment. Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Ed McMahon chalked it up to bad timing.

Deputy Uses TASER to Subdue Knife-Wielding Michigan Woman

October 24, 2008

A former Milford High School student held a knife to a teacher's throat before asking deputies to shoot her. A deputy from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office then used his TASER ECD to safely prevent the former student from taking her own life.

San Antonio PD Restricts Use of TASERs

October 16, 2008
Officers now are prohibited from using the weapons against anyone “known to be under the influence of drugs,” and no more than one officer at a time should use a Taser against a person, according to the new policy.

NYPD Lt. Who Ordered Fatal Tasering of Psychiatric Patient Commits Suicide

October 2, 2008
Lt. Michael Pigott, a 21-year veteran, shot himself to death just before 6 a.m. after reporting to work at the Emergency Services Unit headquarters at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, police sources said.

TASER Defense

October 1, 2008

To prevent a subject from getting near any of your weapons, create a defensive wedge with your two arms and push the subject away. You should then be able to deploy your TASER from the proper distance.

Significant Impact

July 1, 2008

Read on for a sampling of impact projectiles available for law enforcement.

Crime Reporter

July 1, 2008

TASER International wants to give you the ability to show a jury or board of inquiry exactly what you saw on the street. That's the idea behind the company's TASERCAM and its soon to be launched Autonomous eXtended on-Officer Network (AXON).

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.

Trusty Sidekicks

March 1, 2008

From mats to padded gear to simulated weapons, safety begins with training using the right equipment.

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.

TASER Announces Second Wrongful Death Lawsuit Dismissal within a Week

January 22, 2008
TASER International has announced the dismissal with prejudice of the wrongful death product liability lawsuit filed against TASER International in the case of Tolosko-Parker v. TASER International, Inc., et al. filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

The Tactical Use of TASERs

December 1, 2007

The tactical teams portrayed in the movies and on television typically use an assortment of automatic weapons and high-powered rifles to shoot down terrorists and hostage takers. But those of us in the business know that the vast majority of our missions do not involve the use of deadly force.

Conducting Safe, Effective TASER Training

July 5, 2007
Law enforcement trainers are constantly striving for more realistic training, because they know that the more real it is, the more officers will learn and retain. In the use of force arena, most training can be placed along a continuum, ranging from absolute safety on one end to absolute reality on the other.
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