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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This in overnight:
Subject: taser in palmerston
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]