By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 04/17 — The state’s highest court has struck down a Massachusetts law that bans the civilian possession of stun guns.
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 01/25 — A grand jury will consider the involuntary manslaughter case against a former Las Vegas police officer in the neck-hold death of an unarmed man outside a Strip casino last May,
NEW YORK (AP) 01/04 — Federal prosecutors have decided not to bring criminal charges against a white police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill black man who had accidentally set off his emergency medical alert device.
By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) 12/27 — Michigan State Police tried but failed to suspend a trooper for his use of a stun gun months before he fired a Taser at a teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died,
By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) 12/07 — For three days, attorneys representing the federal government and a former South Carolina officer charged in an unarmed black motorist’s shooting death have presented technical testimony to a judge to consider how much time Michael Slager should spend in federal prison.
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press 11/08 A Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was shot several times during a traffic stop likely saved his own life by applying a tourniquet to his leg before help arrived,
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 11/04 — The San Francisco Police Commission has voted to arm police officers with electric stun guns in the wake of a deadly shooting.Read more »
DETROIT (AP) 10/03 — A Michigan State Police trooper has resigned after firing his Taser at a 15-year-old Detroit boy who subsequently crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died,Read more »
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania city has paid $95,000 to settle a lawsuit by a black college student who said he was wrongly shocked with a stun gun after police stopped to question him about a robbery.Read more »
MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) 07/26 — Two Omaha police officers will be charged with assault in the death last month of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times,
KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 05/18 — A Las Vegas police officer used a stun gun seven times and an unapproved mixed martial arts chokehold to subdue an unarmed man who died after a foot chase through a casino,
JENNIFER PELTZ and VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 04/15 — A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday,
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) 04/14 — New Jersey is closer to settling a lawsuit that would end the state’s ban on civilians buying stun guns.
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NEW YORK (AP) 01/04 — Authorities say a 63-year-old man has been shot and killed after he came at police officers with a large knife in Brooklyn.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) 10/23 — A man was shot and killed by officers when he refused to drop a knife and became aggressive, according to authorities in Tulsa.