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Police stand near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, where officers fired shots on Sept. 14, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Review Under Way After Bystanders Hit During Police-Involved Shooting Outside Port Authority

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.

09/16/2013

Taser stun gun (file / credit: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Bergen County Police To Use Stun Guns

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.

08/01/2013

Man fires Taser (file/credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Man Tased By Suffolk Police Dies Following Altercation

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.

07/25/2013

Meriden Police patch (credit: Meriden Police)

Man Dies Following Altercation With Meriden, Conn. Police

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.

06/10/2013

Police are looking for this man who allegedly attacked a woman with a taser before sexually assaulting her in a Queens park. (Credit CBS 2)

Police Seek Suspect In Queens Park Taser Attack

The man allegedly came up behind a woman in Forest Park in Woodhaven and tased her in the neck before sexually assaulting her.

03/31/2013

Joseph Pittman mug shot (credit: Suffolk County Police)

L.I. Armed Robbery Suspect Tased By Police

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.

03/24/2013

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Suspect Charged With Hurling Anti-Gay Slur, Using Taser On Man In Queens

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.

CBS New York–10/23/2012

DJ Paul

Rapper DJ Paul Arrested In Hell’s Kitchen For Allegedly Carrying Taser

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.

CBS New York–10/15/2012

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Police Looking For Trio Wanted For Tasering Then Robbing Victim On 1 Train

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.

08/09/2012

Taser stun gun (file / credit: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

NYCLU: Police Misusing Stun Guns Across New York State

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.

10/19/2011

MetLife Stadium

Green Lantern: ‘Stun Gun-Gate’ Has Exactly Zero To Do With Jets’ Rex

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.

WFAN–09/13/2011

stun gun MetLife Stadium

Video: Fan Uses Illegal Stun Gun At Jets-Cowboys Game

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.

WFAN–09/12/2011

Box Cutter (credit: DCPI)

Police: Man Armed With Box Cutters Shot By Officer In Queens

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.

08/10/2011

Seats On JetBlue Airliner (credit: CBS 2)

FBI: No Indication Stun Gun Found On JetBlue Airliner Was Prop In Bigger Scheme

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.

07/11/2011

Atty General Dow Relaxes Stun Gun Rules In N.J.

New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announced a new policy Thursday to lift restrictions on the use of stun guns by law enforcement.

10/07/2010