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Suicide report premature

July 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Bill Phillips (Prince George Free Press) – Media reports that the woman who died in RCMP custody Thursday killed herself in the cells are premature.
“We are not able to confirm that (the death was a suicide),” Const. Annie Linteau, E Division Strategic Communication Section, said Friday.
The Prince George Citizen quoted Sgt. Tom Bethune as saying […]

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Press Release: Nanaimo RCMP Use TASER Device to Save Suicidal Man

June 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

TASER International Press Release:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. USA – TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR), a market leader in advanced electronic control devices (ECDs), issued the following NEWS ALERT:
According to an article in the June 26, 2008 edition of The Globe and Mail, a Nanaimo RCMP officer used a TASER electronic control device Saturday morning to save a man […]

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Tags: Death While In Custody · RCMP · Taser

Tasers must be restricted: RCMP complaints boss

June 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Matt Kieltyka (24 Hours) – The use of Tasers needs to be restricted, according to the the chair of the body that oversees RCMP complaints.
Paul Kennedy, chair of the Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP, appeared before the Braidwood Inquiry into Taser use on Wednesday and said he has a problem with the way […]

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Tags: Death While In Custody · Excessive use of Force · RCMP Oversight · Taser

Ontario man dies after being hit by Taser

June 24th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Tiffany Crawford (Canwest News Service) – An Ontario man is dead after Ontario Provincial Police used a Taser after they said the man became combative and disturbed others.
The OPP said the incident happened Monday morning after police responded to a call of a disturbance in Norfolk County, about 130 kilometres southwest of Toronto.
The Taser incident […]

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Tags: Death While In Custody · Other Law Enforcement Agencies · Taser

Man dies after struggle with officer

June 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Tracy Holmes (Peace Arch News) – The man at the centre of a “violent struggle” on Crescent Road this week has died.
David James Stitt was taken off life support Thursday, the day after an altercation with police outside his 13578 Crescent Rd. home.
Along with confirmation of Stitt’s death, the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has […]

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Rookie Mounties should be barred from using Tasers

June 18th, 2008 · No Comments

((CBC News) – RCMP members with less than five years of operational experience should be prohibited from using Taser stun guns, the force’s watchdog said Wednesday, adding that any individuals zapped by the Mounties should receive immediate medical attention.
Paul Kennedy, head of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP, released a final report Wednesday […]

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Tags: Abuse By Mounties · Death While In Custody · Excessive use of Force · RCMP Oversight · RCMP Public Complaints Commission · Taser

Multiple RCMP Taser zaps on the rise

June 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Jim Bronskill and Sue Bailey, Ottawa (Canadian Press) – The RCMP has repeatedly zapped people with Tasers in a steadily rising percentage of multiple-stun cases despite an internal policy that warns numerous jolts may be hazardous.
A CP CBC-Radio-Canada investigation of more than 3,200 incidents in which Mounties fired the powerful stun guns in the last […]

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Tags: Death While In Custody · Excessive use of Force · Taser

Train RCMP officers in use of tasers, jurors urge

June 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Dirk Meissner, Williams Lake, B.C. (Canadian Press) – Jurors at a B.C. coroner’s inquest into an RCMP shooting death say all officers should be trained in the use of tasers.
American Donald Lewis died of a gunshot wound in August of 2006 near McLeese Lake, B.C., in an altercation with an RCMP officer.
Constable Cole Brewer told […]

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Tags: Death While In Custody · Excessive use of Force · Public Complaints · RCMP Oversight · Taser

Inquest jury set to begin deliberations in case of man shot by RCMP

June 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Williams Lake, B.C. (Sean Patrick Sullivan And Terri Theodore, Canadian Press) – This much is clear: A RCMP officer was dispatched to a rural road in B.C. on Aug. 13, 2006, after a nearby resident complained of a man camping in the woods.
Shortly after the officer arrived, an emergency call and a request for an […]

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Mom keeps pushing for reform of in-custody death inquests

June 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Ian Mulgrew (Vancouver Sun) – Linda Bush, whose 22-year-old son was fatally shot while in RCMP custody, continues her crusade for reform this week as another inquest into a police shooting begins.
Her son Ian was killed Oct. 29, 2005 in a scuffle with a young constable in the Houston detachment.
There were no witnesses and there […]

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