"Police, stop or you will be hit with 50,000 volts of electricity!"
April 9, 2009 6:11 AM Subscribe
posted by Shepherd (36 comments total)
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Taser use in law enforcement has been under increased scrutiny in recent years, especially following the death of Robert Dziekanski
in a Vancouver airport last year after being Tasered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (previously
). Now the CBC and Canadian Press have sifted through over 5,000 incident reports to create a RCMP Taser use database,
tracking use of tasers by Canada's federal law enforcement by province, incident, year or stuns used.This,
for instance, shows the 116 times a Taser was used in relation to an impaired driving incident in 2006 through 2007. You can even click through
for details on each specific incident, including officers present, whether the subject was aware of the Taser, and whether the subject him/herself was armed.
Also according to the CBC, Taser use by the RCMP has declined sharply
in the last year. You can download the RCMP Operational Manual on Conducted Energy Weapons in either its newly amended (February '09) form
or a original pre-amended flavour.