Tag: death in police custody

And if all the “cover-ups” so far weren’t enough….

Here’s an article I missed in the Vancouver Sun last week, by Neil Hall, regarding a request by Attorney General Wally Oppal to limit  the public inquiry’s probing of the Crown’s decision  NOT to charge Vancouver police officers involved in the death of Frank… Continue Reading “And if all the “cover-ups” so far weren’t enough….”

RCMP Watchdog Calling for Force to Restrict it’s Use of Tasers

 Surprise, surprise.  The Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP released an interim report today, that criticizes the force for “failing to manage the use of tasers and allowing usage to grow in the past six years, to include cases where people were clearly non-combative.” My… Continue Reading “RCMP Watchdog Calling for Force to Restrict it’s Use of Tasers”

” BC Sergeant who championed tasers use in Canada had stock options in US Taser manufacturer”

 Here is an interesting article from the Globe & Mail, telling the story of veteren police officer Darren Laur, the Victoria Sgt. who initiated the use of taser in the first detachment in Canada. A subsequent research paper he wrote – which concluded that tasers… Continue Reading “” BC Sergeant who championed tasers use in Canada had stock options in US Taser manufacturer””