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# taser - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Police officers who carry Tasers are more likely to use force and be attacked

Members of specialist Garda units are trained in the use of Tasers but they’re not widely used here.

# taser - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Convicted rapist arrested after day-long armed stand-off at Dublin estate

The stand-off began at a house in Ronanstown after 9am yesterday morning.

# taser - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Man 'armed with Taser' arrested at Buckingham Palace

The 38-year-old is being questioned at a London police station.

# taser - Friday 17 August, 2018

US police chief defends using taser on 87-year-old grandmother cutting dandelions

The police stunned her with a taser and handcuffed her after she failed to follow instructions to drop a knife.

# taser - Sunday 11 March, 2018

No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said it isn’t possible to police rural Ireland the same way as Dublin.

# taser - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Police Taser man after reports of people being attacked at London mosque

The man was waving around an item, later found to be a shoe horn.

# taser - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

1,800 extra police officers to carry Tasers amid increase in violent crime

Knife crime offences have risen by 24% in London in the last year, compared with 2015-2016.

# taser - Friday 23 September, 2016

Teen caught carrying Taser stun gun spared jail

It was recommended that she be placed on supervised probation for six months.

# taser - Friday 24 July, 2015

"A taser is not a toy" say police as 14-year-old arrested over injury to boy (9)

The 14-year-old has been questioned on suspicion of assault.

# taser - Friday 7 November, 2014

Hooded teens threaten shop staff with stun-gun

The taser-raid happened at lunchtime today.

# taser - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Girl gets tasered, accidentally grabs a handful Ouch

Girl gets tasered, accidentally grabs a handful

This must have been painful for everyone.

# taser - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Man held four people hostage in Tipperary pharmacy

The stand-off ended after more than two hours when a Garda used a taser on the man.

# taser - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Man who buried partner in a box found guilty of attempted murder

The woman survived the attack by her fiancee who was convicted yesterday at Leeds Crown Court.

# taser - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Police body drops investigation into Bolton man's death

A post-mortem has shown that the man who died after being Tasered by police in Bolton succumbed to self-inflicted wounds.

# taser - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Investigation launched over death of man Tasered by police UK

Investigation launched over death of man Tasered by police

It is believed the man who was shot with a Taser gun was also suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds. The death is the third in eight days connected to police use of Tasers and pepper-spray in the UK.

# taser - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Man dies in England after being shot with a Taser by police

An investigation has begun into the death of a 27-year-old bodybuilder in Cumbria after he was ‘Tasered’ by police.

# taser - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

From The42 Pittsburgh fan tasered and beaten by police at baseball game Crowd Trouble This post contains videos

Pittsburgh fan tasered and beaten by police at baseball game

WATCH: Police strike man with batons as they try to eject him from stadium.

# taser - Monday 21 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge Man sues NYPD after being tasered for double parking Zero Tolerance

Man sues NYPD after being tasered for double parking

Surgeons were needed to remove an inch-long taser prong from a man’s back following an incident in April 2010.

# taser - Friday 6 August, 2010

POLICE IN THE UK have apologised to a 14-year-old girl and her family after accidentally electrocuting her with a Taser. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an investigation into the incident.

Police say an officer was attempting to subdue a 20-year-old man on a street in Stapleford, Nottingham, who had become aggressive with an officer. The officer threatened to use his Taser, if he didn’t stand still.

However, he missed his mark and instead struck Jodie Gallagher who was standing nearby. The weapon can fire a shock of 50,000 volts.

Jodie said she was stunned by the Taser, and was taken home by her sister to be examined by a doctor. She was not injured in the attack.

West Yorkshire police have been criticised for using a Taser on gunman Raoul Moat before he killed himself last month. An investigation into that incident is also underway.

Here’s a Taser in action: