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Police told off for using Taser on scumbag

In a report released on Thursday, the Independent Police Conduct Authority says the probationary constable shot a man running from officers in the back and leg during a chase in Mt Eden in October 2015.

“Police policy is clear that a Taser can only be used on a person who is assaultive”, authority chair Sir David Carruthers said.

“As the man was running away at the time he was tasered, his behaviour had not met that threshold. The officer’s use of the Taser on the man clearly breached policy.”

The man had earlier led police on a pursuit in a stolen Porsche, before fleeing on foot when the car was stopped by spikes.

The authority said the officer believed the man was trying to get into a house and fired twice to stop him. It accepted the constable was inexperienced and worried about public safety.

The probes hit the man in the leg and back. However the man pulled them out with no obvious ill effects and continued running. Read more »

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A very good use for a taser

Some ratbags just deserve a good tasering.

A Christchurch man who drove through the city’s eastern suburbs allegedly damaging seven vehicles in a number of separate crashes has been subdued with a taser and arrested.

Police were first alerted to a trail of destruction at about 6:30 this evening with reports of a green holden ute causing a crash on Dyers Road and Maces Road in Linwood.

Subsequent reports from the public indicated the same ute had caused several more car accidents as it travelled toward the seaside suburb of Sumner.

The first happened on Main Road and Cliff Street, in Moncks Bay, followed by another on Wakefield Avenue near Wiggens Street in Sumner.

The reports also suggested the driver drove at people who tried to stop him. ?? Read more »

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Why the hell did the police apologise?

I don?t get it. ?

Government officials refuse to apologise for the abuse they put kids in state care through, but a piece of filth does all that and his kid accidentally cops some pepper spray, and we are extremely eager to apologise to this scumbag and his family for what was clearly an accidental and unwanted outcome of his own attempts to flee the cops?

?Sometimes I wonder if the cops have gone too soft.

Police have apologised after a girl was caught in a cross-fire of pepper spray during a violent confrontation with the driver of a car she was a passenger in.

They said a man who was stopped in Whakatane on Friday night would not provide personal information and attempted to drive off. ? Read more »

He had a man purse…he deserved the tasering

A girly man got himself tasered in the UK after arguing with Police at an airport over his “man purse”.

Police have tasered a man on an Easyjet flight to Belfast after a row over taking on two pieces of hand luggage, including a “man purse”.

The man became “increasingly abusive”, and so the police were called to the plane.

Fellow passengers described how a police officer spent around 20 minutes trying to persuade the man, who was aged in his 40s, to leave the aircraft peacefully.

Eventually however as the man became more upset and agitated they fired their tasers before removing him from the plane. ?? Read more »

Light ’em up

The bad guys are not going to be so quick to want to attack cops.

All frontline police officers will soon be armed with Tasers while on duty.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush made the announcement from police headquarters in Wellington this morning, saying the change was about enhancing the safety of New Zealand communities and police staff.

Currently, frontline officers could access Tasers from a lockbox in police vehicles when required, however, the new initiative means tasers can be carried by appropriately trained, level-one responders, at all times.

There were approximately 5500 police staff trained as level one responders, Mr Bush said.

The implementation of the initiative would begin today but it would be weeks or months before frontline staff would actually be carrying a Taser.

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I agree with Keith Locke, take the tasers off the cops…

It is a new year and so I suppose we didn’t have to wait long for Keith Locke to have a bleat about Police and their use of Tasers.

Police have revealed they fired a Taser stun-gun at an offender five times – the latest incident that has Taser critics calling for a review of its use.

The case is contained in statistics released by police about Taser use in the first half of last year.

A police spokesman said the incident involved a violent offender resisting arrest and fighting with an officer in the Counties-Manukau district with the Taser being pressed directly against the body of the suspect in “contact stun” mode.

“While the Taser was discharged [in contact stun mode] five times, three made contact with the person,” the spokesman said.

“Of the three which made contact, the first two were not effective in bringing the person under control, while the third was effective in stopping the violent behaviour.”

Police said two of the discharges missed the offender as he grappled with the officer on the ground.

The suspect was not injured, but a critic says increased use, and two recent Taser-related deaths overseas, suggest the device will kill someone here.

This week 38-year-old Kevin Norris died after being Tasered by police in the New South Wales town of Mittagong.

According to reports, Norris was conscious when taken into custody but died at the police station. His death is now the subject of an investigation.

Former Green MP Keith Locke, who has been a critic of the Taser since it was introduced in 2007, said the death should send a message. ?? Read more »

Now that really is taking one in the chook

Taking on for team, watch as this chick cops a taser in the butt.

One woman came up with a novel way to raise money for a charity by charging a group of men $100 each to watch her get tasered wearing a bikini.

The bizarre video, which has nearly 250,000 hits, was posted today on YouTube under the title ‘Girl in Bikini Takes Taser Like a Champ.’ ? Read more »

Dear Lord, please don’t let Len Brown find the meth

This article has to be a candidate for headline for the year.

Headline of the Year?

Headline of the Year?

High on meth, tasered and fighting off 15 cops…all while having a tug.

An Oregon man who was high on meth reportedly fought off more than a dozen police officers in a Salem bar while allegedly publicly masturbating.

Andrew Frey, 37, made a series of outbursts and then began masturbating in Iggy Bar & Grill on Saturday, The Oregonian reports.

Police were unable to subdue Frey with a Taser. It took 15 officers to finally take him into custody, officials said.? Read more »

Australia. In a nutshell.

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IPCA needs to mandate better shooting and empty magazines

The IPCA has found the cops were justified in shooting a ratbag who took a hammer and knife to his missus…unfortunately he survived after being Glocked.

Perhaps the IPCA should come out with a recommendation that Police attend more training so they can shoot better and require they empty the magazine at the target.

Police were justified in shooting a man who attacked his pregnant partner with a hammer and a knife, an independent inquiry has found.

Ruka Hemopo, 47, survived being shot by police with a Glock pistol and a Taser stun gun during a domestic incident in the Porirua suburb of Waitangirua on May 2.? Read more »