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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.

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.

EDW TASER Holster

October 19, 2009
Safariland's comprehensive line of Automatic Locking System (ALS) duty holsters for Electrical Discharge Weapons (EDWs) provides law enforcement officers secure weapon protection with quick and easy access. Offered in seven model configurations with different belt mounting options, each of the new EDW duty holsters features Safariland's ALS design for secure weapon retention without straps or snaps to manipulate.

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.

TASER International Receives U.S. Customs and Border Protection Contract

September 29, 2009
TASER International, a market leader in digital evidence solutions and electronic control devices (ECDs), today announced that it received an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract which can potentially extend for a five-year period from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The order received was for TASER X26 ECDs and related accessories.

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.

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.

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