In a statement, the NYPD reiterated that officers are authorized to use deadly physical force when they reasonably believe they must do so to protect themselves or another person or persons present from imminent death or serious physical injury.
The county purchased 20 of the devices, which are equipped with video cameras. Half will go to patrol officers and the rest will be used by the county’s SWAT team.
A “violent and uncontrollable” resident of a Long Island group home for the developmentally disabled died after officers used a Taser on him during a struggle, a police official said Thursday.
The man was pronounced dead at MidState Medical Center in Meriden after doctors tried to medicate him. The man’s name is being withheld until his family is notified. An autopsy is planned.
The man allegedly came up behind a woman in Forest Park in Woodhaven and tased her in the neck before sexually assaulting her.
Joseph Pittman was confronted by police in the parking lot as he was trying to flee. Pittman, 34, allegedly brandished the knife and threatened to hurt himself. The officers used their tasers to restrain Pittman, according to police.
A man has been charged with a hate crime in connection to an attack in Ridgewood, Queens, in which he allegedly shocked another man with a Taser while calling him an anti-gay slur.
Academy Award-winning rapper and record producer DJ Paul was arrested this past weekend for allegedly carrying a stun gun in his pocket and an open can of beer in his hand.
The suspects held the victim down and tased him before taking an unknown amount of cash before fleeing the train at 231st Street & Broadway Station.
The finding is based on an New York Civil Liberties Union study released Wednesday of 851 stun gun reports from 10 police departments, including the NYPD.
As you probably know by now, a man decided the prudent thing to do on Sunday was to bring a weapon of some kind into MetLife Stadium prior to the Cowboys-Jets game. I’m here to tell you Rex Ryan is not to blame.
Despite beefed up security efforts surrounding the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a man slipped a stun gun device past security at MetLife Stadium and then used it on fans during the Jet-Cowboys game.
A domestic dispute ended in gunfire Wednesday morning in Astoria after police said a man refused to drop two box cutters after a woman claimed he assaulted her and two children.
Flight 1179 had flown to Newark from Logan Airport in Boston at 10:00 p.m. last Friday. Officials were unclear where – or how – the stun gun made it on the plane.
New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announced a new policy Thursday to lift restrictions on the use of stun guns by law enforcement.