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Police Say Michigan Man Used Toddler as Taser Shield

April 1, 2010
A 27-year-old father is accused of using his 2-year-old child as a shield to protect himself from being shocked by a police Taser. Joseph Raymond Cox is charged with second-degree child abuse for the incident at his ex-wife's home in Warren, Mich., last Saturday.

Palo Alto Police Will Restrict TASER Use

March 5, 2010
The same week San Francisco police learned they would not be given TASER devices, another northern California agency has told its officers they may only use their TASER when confronted with an "immediate physical threat."

SF Police Commission Nixes TASER Use

March 4, 2010
The San Francisco Police Commission has denied a proposal from Chief George Gascon that would have given patrol officers the option of using less-lethal electronic control devices to reduce officer-involved shootings.

S.F. Police Commission Delays TASER Decision

February 25, 2010
The San Francisco Police Commission heard hours of testimony Wednesday night about the many benefits -- with a little about the drawbacks -- of Tasers. In the end, the panel decided to wait at least two weeks before deciding whether to start the process of arming officers with the stun guns.

Florida Agency Buys 150 Three-Shot TASERs

February 17, 2010
TASER International has announced that it has received an order for 150 TASER X3 Electronic Control Devices (ECDs) and related accessories from the Lakeland (Fla.) Police Department. The TASER X3 is the latest, most sophisticated ECD model from TASER with a three-shot semi-automatic capability.

Best Practices in TASER Targeting

January 31, 2010

To adopt the preferred targeting zone, officers will need to train themselves to avoid center mass.

San Jose Officers Begin Using Head-Mounted Cameras

January 14, 2010
The San Jose Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in the country to deploy head-mounted video cameras on officers during a pilot program started late last year. The department implemented the new TASER AXON and Evidence.com system.

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.

Federal Judges Set Standard for TASER Use, Specify Believable Threat

December 29, 2009
Police need reasons to believe a suspect is dangerous before firing a TASER and can't use their stun gun simply because the person is disobeying orders or acting erratically, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Monday.

Simulation Air Cartridges

December 29, 2009
TASER's Simulation Air Cartridges are self-contained devices that have 21 feet of range but fire non-conductive nylon wire leads and shortened barbs. The non-conductive wire prevents electrical energy from dispersing into the student while the shortened probe prevents penetration of the simulation suit.

TASER Foundation for Fallen Officers Raises More Than $550K from Celebrity Poker Tourney

December 21, 2009
The TASER Foundation for Fallen Officers generated more than $550,000 in gross donations during its fifth annual "Hold'em for Heroes" celebrity tournament weekend held November 19-21, 2009.

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.

Arkansas Prosecutor Calls TASER Axon Technology 'Quantum Leap'

December 2, 2009
Cpl. Brandon Davis of the Fort Smith (Ark.) PD was wearing the TASER Axon on-officer recorder November 11th when he shot and killed 41-year-old Eric Berry. Berry refused to drop a handgun he aimed at officers. The video was a key piece of evidence used to clear Davis in the case. This is a first for law enforcement in Arkansas, if not the nation.

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.

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.

San Jose PD Testing TASER AXON Video System

November 4, 2009
The portable AXON cameras, made by Taser International, are expected to be given to 72 San Jose officers in late November or early December, police said. The cameras can record an officer's point of view for up to 10 1/2 hours, and police say the devices will help officers write more accurate reports and aid officers if their actions are called in to question.

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.

'Last Samurai' Arrested After Attacking Officer

October 20, 2009
A suicidal Pennsylvania man who threatened to torch his apartment attacked a SWAT officer with a Samurai sword, and then was taken into custody when that officer used his Taser to subdue him, the Daily Times reports.
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