Tag Archives: tasers

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 30/10/14

By 30 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Fluffy fiasco
The announcement on Tuesday that the ACT will receive a concessional billion-dollar loan may come as a relief to many ACT households but for others, the nightmare continues. With many believing that the ACT has once again been stung out of a fair deal by the Commonwealth, and with ACT Chief Minister Gallagher [...]

Tasers – alternative to death by cop

By 1 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

When I was in the Assembly, as a minister for these sorts of things, I wanted to do a trial to see if TASERs were an effective alternative to firearms.
The Liberal Opposition was vehemently opposed to the whole idea saying that the TASERs would kill more people from heart attacks than the conventional weapons carried [...]

Big Richardson drug bust

By 22 October 2013

ACT Policing has seized 1.1 kilograms of cannabis, 10 cannabis plants, a home-made Taser, a machete and two cans of capsicum spray during a search warrant in Richardson yesterday (21 October).
About 9.10am, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Drugs and Organised Crime Team, with the assistance of local Tuggeranong patrol members, executed the Drugs of Dependence [...]

Another take on the Palmerston tasering


This in overnight:
From: Jade
Subject: taser in palmerston
Message Body:
i was a witness to the tasering in palmerston on saturday night and i am appalled by your members comments on the story, the full story was not reported in the canberra times and it is discusting that your members feel that they have any right whatsoever to [...]

New model Tasers

By 21 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing will introduce video camera enabled, X2 Tasers to frontline Sergeants as the first phase of the whole of Australian Federal Police approach to bring greater accountability around Taser use.
The new Tasers will be introduced today and will be restricted to Sergeants who are supervisors on each shift. The new Tasers will replace the [...]

Never bring scissors to a gunfight. Wild night in Belconnen

By 23 November 2012

ACT Policing arrested three men aged in their 20s in Belconnen last night (Thursday, November 22) after a confrontation in which one man armed himself with a pair of scissors, forcing officers to draw a firearm and a Taser.
Members from Belconnen General Duties and the Specialist Response Group (SRG) responded to the address after a [...]

Talk before you taser

By 25 October 2012

The ABC has a piece on the use of tasers by the constabulary:
A report has found only half of the ACT police officers who drew their Tasers tried to negotiate or de-escalate the situation first.
The Ombudsman conceded it is not unreasonable in some cases for those techniques not to be used, given the speed at [...]

Tasers, fake IDs and replica firearm in Turner haul

By 16 August 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations Fraud Team officers have seized more than 130 counterfeit driver’s licences, two taser-like devices, electronic equipment and a replica firearm during the execution of a search warrant in Turner yesterday afternoon (August 15).
Around 10am yesterday, police executed the warrant on a Turner apartment after a lengthy police investigation into counterfeit identification [...]

Wanniassa and Reid drug busts

By 22 June 2012

ACT Policing has uncovered a quantity of drugs, cash and prohibited weapons following two separate search warrants early this morning (June 22), one on a house in Wanniassa and another on an apartment in Reid.
Around 5am, members of ACT Policing Specialist Response and Security and Criminal Investigations executed the warrant on the house.
During the [...]

Awesome YouTube footage coming to Canberra as gunsight cams come to police tasers


The ABC brings word that video cameras are going to be fitted to ACT Policing’s tasers:
The cameras will record the moments leading up to when a Taser is used, and the footage will be used by authorities as part of regular reviews.
The move is designed to silence critics of the devices by providing great [...]

Cardboard numbers plates and a tasing

By 7 September 2011

ACT Policing has charged a man following a pursuit in Monash last night (Tuesday, 6 September).
About 11pm Woden Patrol observed a Mazda MX6 at the intersection of Marconi Crescent and Drakeford Drive in Kambah with cardboard number plates attached.
Police attempted to perform a traffic stop on the car and when it failed to stop commenced [...]

Assembly in the dark on Tasers

By 17 August 2011

The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Shane Rattenbury, has expressed concern that ACT Policing has announced a large scale roll out of tasers to front line police despite a motion of the Assembly calling for the release of a review into their use.
“In October last year the Assembly passed a motion requiring the Police Minister [...]

Tasers on the frontline

By 17 August 2011

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has endorsed the provision of 15 additional electrical incapacitant devices (EIDs), or Tasers, to ACT Policing’s most experienced frontline officers following a review of its use-of-force options.
From August 22, 2011, Tasers will be issued to trained, substantive ACTP Sergeants only, effectively providing three units for each police station in the [...]

Assembly says no to talking about Tasers

By 28 October 2010

The ABC informs us that Labor and Liberal have combined in the Legislative Assembly to stave off Green plans to debate the expansion of Taser use in ACT Policing.
Behind closed doors the AFP continues to deliberate on the matter.

ACT Police want more Tasers

By 8 October 2010

The Australian Federal Police Association has sent out a circular calling for more Tasers while the rest of Australia is wondering if they’re such a good idea.
Dear XXXXX ,
As some members may be aware, during the recent federal election campaign the AFPA lobbied for the funding of Tasers (or similar devices) for general-duty officers [...]

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