Tasers http://wvxu.org en Hamilton County police release Taser guidance report http://wvxu.org/post/hamilton-county-police-release-taser-guidance-report <p>It was <a href="http://www.gbfirm.com/462/" target="_blank">this report, </a>released by attorney Al Gerhardstein a year ago, that helped prompt the <a href="http://www.hcpaohio.org/HCACP/HCACP_contents.htm" target="_blank">Hamilton County Association of Chiefs of Police </a>to study Tasers and issue a guidance report. Chairman of the committee that wrote the report, Joseph Lally, stresses his group did not have any intention of establishing a blanket policy.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:37:59 +0000 Ann Thompson 19404 at http://wvxu.org Hamilton County police release Taser guidance report Sheriff: Taser use appropriate in overnight incident http://wvxu.org/post/sheriff-taser-use-appropriate-overnight-incident <p></p><p>Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says deputies who used a Taser early Tuesday morning to subdue a man resisting arrest appear to have followed department protocols.</p><p>59-year-old Gary Roell stopped breathing after the incident and was pronounced dead at Bethesda North Hospital.</p><p>"These are instances where you are justified in deploying a Taser: in protection of others, including yourself; and to meet the resistance of someone who is not complying, who is resisting arrest, to gain control of the situation," says Neil.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:55:12 +0000 Tana Weingartner 16118 at http://wvxu.org Sheriff: Taser use appropriate in overnight incident Taser lawsuit ultimately wants police reform http://wvxu.org/post/taser-lawsuit-ultimately-wants-police-reform <p>The family of a Cincinnati man who was Tased and then died last year, has filed suit against the City of North College Hill and one of its police officers.</p><p><a href="http://www.gbfirm.com/">Attorney Al Garhardstein</a>, representing the family of Corey McGinnis Sr., says Sgt. Ryan Schrand hit McGinnis in the chest after an altercation at a basketball game. Gerhardstein says this happened more than two years after <a href="http://www.taser.com/">Taser International </a>issued a warning to police to avoid the chest area.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:43:59 +0000 Ann Thompson 14001 at http://wvxu.org Taser lawsuit ultimately wants police reform Settlement reached in UC Taser case http://wvxu.org/post/settlement-reached-uc-taser-case <P>The family of a man who died after being tased by a University of Cincinnati police officer has settled its claims with the university and officer Richard Haas.&nbsp; After Everette Howard Jr. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:39:59 +0000 Mark Heyne & Ann Thompson 8354 at http://wvxu.org Settlement reached in UC Taser case Local police chiefs not rushing to change Taser policies http://wvxu.org/post/local-police-chiefs-not-rushing-change-taser-policies <P align=left>It was just last week a Cincinnati attorney released a report critical of Taser usage by area police departments. Now those departments are forming a task force to get more information.</P> <P align=left>The 18 page <A href="http://www.gbfirm.com/462/">report </A>from attorney Al Gerhardstein criticized the departments for not banning upper chest shots, and not adequately warning that Tasers can lead to death. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:31:53 +0000 Ann Thompson 4796 at http://wvxu.org Local police chiefs not rushing to change Taser policies