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Less-Lethal Launchers: Reaching Out and Punching Someone

March 15, 2011

Today, police have a wide variety of tools and munitions for exerting less-lethal force on individuals at greater and greater distances. Extended range less-lethal impact weapons have been refined to the point that they are both accurate and extremely effective when deployed correctly.

Three Agencies Order TASER AXON Systems

March 7, 2011
TASER International today announced that it received three orders for its new AXON evidence capture and management platform. These orders for the TASER AXON on-officer camera and Evidence.com service include orders from the Hennepin (Minn.) Technical College, Darlington (S.C.) Police Department, and Quapaw Tribal Marshals (Okla.) Service.

LAPD Chief: Rodney King Arrest Wouldn't Happen Today

March 4, 2011
For the 20-year anniversary of the Rodney King incident, POLICE Magazine has prepared several perspectives and collected others that paint a fuller picture of the incident's impact on law enforcement.

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.

Lessons Learned from the Rodney King Arrest

March 4, 2011
Former LAPD Capt. Greg Meyer writes about three factors, including the loss of the carotid control hold, overly aggressive baton training, and the ineffective 7-watt TASERs in use at the time.

SHOT Show 2011 In Pictures

March 3, 2011

SHOT Show 2011 featured a slew of introductions from companies diversifying their product lines. The show drew more than 50,000 attendees to Las Vegas for the January event and also featured celebrity appearances, quick-draw contests, competitive shooters, and plenty of law enforcement gear. Read our full coverage of the show, "SHOT Show 2011: Best of Show." Photos by Mark W. Clark.

Police Commission Allows SF Chief To Consider TASERs

February 24, 2011
A year after rejecting a similar proposal, the San Francisco Police Commission approved a proposal from the new chief to consider using TASERs or another less-lethal weapon.

Moose Shakes Off TASER Attempt In Alaska

February 16, 2011
Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game deployed a special TASER designed for wildlife on the animal on Feb. 4, yet they were unable to stop the hulking animal. Both probes from the electronic control device failed to stick in the moose because of its thick winter coat.

TASER Protector System Reduces Distracted Driving

January 5, 2011
Through the use of innovative technology, the Protector safe driver system enables families to prevent cell-phone related driving distractions, foster responsible driving behaviors, and have the information necessary to take action in emergency situations.

TASER Ends Chase After Vehicle Hits Colorado Officer

January 4, 2011
An officer who suffered minor injuries when he was struck in a chain-reaction accident caused by a fleeing suspect is expected to fully recover.

C2

January 3, 2011
TASER offers its C2 as a self-defense electronic control device for professional security, off-duty protection and other scenarios. The C2 is built with technology similar to the law enforcement model (X26) and can be employed at a range of 15 feet or less.

12 Great Holiday Gifts for Cops

December 20, 2010

Once again, the editors of POLICE Magazine offer you our annual holiday gift guide. Note: We've allowed some inflation this year. The price limit for 2010 is $350 (Yes, we know. That's a substantial gift).

Trespassing Suspect Arrested After Causing Officer to TASER Himself

December 6, 2010
A woman who scuffled with officers who had followed her into a Chicago home caused an officer to stun himself, after being struck in the pinky finger with one of the probes

California's Ninth Circuit Reaffirms TASER Ruling

December 2, 2010
The Ninth Circuit federal appeals court agreed with a lower court's ruling that a Coronado (Calif.) Police officer used excessive force, when he used his TASER on a motorist during a traffic stop.

21st Century Riot Control Tools

November 29, 2010

A few weeks before last year's G20 economic summit in Pittsburgh, anarchists and agitators cringed as they read about heat rays, sonic disruptors, mass TASERs, malodorants, and other new riot control technologies that would supposedly make their debut during the economic summit.

Portland Officials May Restrict TASER Use

November 18, 2010
Portland police should consider further restraints on when officers can use the TASER stun gun to stop a threat, and make it clear in its written policy that officers should fire a minimum number of stun cycles against a suspect, according to a city audit released Wednesday.

California Teen Attacks Police Station

November 18, 2010
A Vacaville (Calif.) Police officer subdued an 18-year-old suspected of murdering two men and injuring a woman at a nearby apartment, after he assaulted a police station

Florida Agencies Release TASER Cam Videos

November 11, 2010
The 22-second shaky and grainy clip of the West Melbourne officer using his TASER on naked runner Zak Anthony King on Oct. 12 has captured nearly 100,000 views on YouTube in various postings.

Florida Officers TASER Naked Jogger

November 11, 2010

A naked jogger wearing nothing but swimming goggles took a nasty fall when a West Melbourne (Fla.) Police officer TASERed him to the ground in mid-October.

Missouri Voters Reject TASER Ban

November 4, 2010
Proposition 2 would have created an ordinance making it a Class A misdemeanor for any law enforcement agency or individual to threaten to use or activate any conducted electrical device within city limits.
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