Friday, April 25, 2008

Cattle Prod News

Lake View man hit by Taser dies
"A 24-year-old Lake View man died Thursday, five days after suburban Cincinnati police shocked him with a Taser outside a bar there."

Cop tasers, shoots fellow cop
"He claims Stamp was coming out of the bar armed with a pair of brass knuckles when Officer John Torrez used his Taser to bring the off-duty officer to his knees.”

But they look so much alike -A police news release says Lt. Billy Jones intended to use a taser to stop a fight outside the Nicholasville Police Department.... and instead pulled out his gun and shot McCarty.

Taser shock triggers fire in man's pants"A Hamilton man Tasered by police is in hospital after the stun gun ignited a "flammable object" in his pants, burning him."

Cops pretend to help a guy, then kill him
"The officers used their hands, pepper spray, a Taser and finally batons to subdue 6-foot-3, 350-pound Uriah Dach at his home on the 3200 block of Florida Avenue. They were trying to get him to an ambulance, which was waiting to take him to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
"When they reached the driveway, the officers were able to bring the decedent to the ground and handcuff him," police Lt. Mark Gagan said. "At that point, they discovered that he was not breathing."

As in dead.

Taser sues medical examiner, says it's product is harmless
"Taser International Inc. wants a judge to order Summit County Medical Examiner Dr. Lisa Kohler to change her rulings that "electrical pulse incapacitation" contributed to three men's deaths."

Taser first quarter profit up 146%


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