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ACLU Wants Less-Lethal Weapon Ban in Texas Schools

The state's education commissioner should ban the use of Tasers, pepper spray, and other "less-than-lethal" weapons in all public schools, according to a request delivered this week from the ACLU and six other civil rights groups.

February 18, 2014

Lawsuit: N.M. Cop TASERed Boy at Career Day

A New Mexico officer TASERed a 10-year-old-boy after he refused to wash his patrol car at a school career fair, claims a lawsuit from the boy's legal guardian.

November 1, 2012

SRO Ends Student Fight with TASER

SRO Ends Student Fight with TASER

A school resource officer with the Kernersville (N.C.) PD used a TASER to subdue a student when two students began swinging at each other Monday at East Forsyth High School.

January 13, 2012

Video: Chief, Principal Defend SRO's TASERing of N.C. Student

TASER Sells New X2 To University of Texas

TASER International acquired contracts to sell its TASER X2 electronic control devices (ECDs) and related accessories to the University of Texas police department and medical facilities.

September 15, 2011

Student Dies After Campus Officer Uses TASER

Campus officers investigating a reported assault on Aug. 6 were confronted by Everette Howard, who had reportedly balled his fists and refused to back off. An officer then shot him once with a TASER.

August 8, 2011

BART to Issue TASERs to Every Officer

The agency's board on Thursday approved the purchase of 130 of the electronic control devices. The $140,775 purchase of the additional stun guns was recommended by outside consultants following the fatal 2009 New Year's Day shooting of Oscar Grant by then BART police officer Johannes Mehserle.

May 27, 2011

SHOT Show 2011 In Pictures

SHOT Show 2011 In Pictures

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.

March 3, 2011

BART Police Relinquish TASERs

The BART police department has pulled the TASERs from its officers citing a sergeant's use of the less-lethal device on a 13-year-old Richmond boy on a bicycle.

April 16, 2010

SF Police Commission Nixes TASER Use

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.

March 4, 2010

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