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NZ Police to carry Tasers – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on July 31st, 2015.

The New Zealand Police this morning announced that all frontline response staff will routinely carry Tasers. Police Commissioner Mike Bush says the decision is based on research and evidence highlighting the success of the Taser in de-escalating violent situations, and its extremely low rate of injury compared with other tactical options. The SMC collected the […]

Experts on Queensland death following Tasering (updated)

Peter Griffin posted in on June 13th, 2009.

A man who died after being Tasered by police in north Queensland is the second person to die in Australia this year after being restrained with the stun gun. An investigation into how the man died is under way. In New Zealand, the Government recently allocated money in the Budget to fund the national roll-out […]

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