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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Taser

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# taser use
Watchdog slams English police for overusing Taser on black people
The report was based on 101 independent probes of incidents involving Tasers carried out between 2015 and 2020.
# Weapons effect
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.
# Dublin
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.
# Royal Family
Man 'armed with Taser' arrested at Buckingham Palace
The 38-year-old is being questioned at a London police station.
# martha al-bishara
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.
# rural ireland
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.
# shoe horn
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.
# London
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.
# Court
Teen caught carrying Taser stun gun spared jail
It was recommended that she be placed on supervised probation for six months.
# Belfast
"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
Hooded teens threaten shop staff with stun-gun
The taser-raid happened at lunchtime today.
# Ouch
Girl gets tasered, accidentally grabs a handful
This must have been painful for everyone.
# stand off
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.
# Buried Alive
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.
# Police
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.
# 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
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.
LIVE
Pittsburgh fan tasered and beaten by police at baseball game
WATCH: Police strike man with batons as they try to eject him from stadium.
# 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
Police apologise for hitting teenage girl with Taser
Officers missed their mark and struck teen bystander.