Tasers

Taser
12:43 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Taser report designed to prompt change in Hamilton County

file of the Howard family and Attorney Al Gerhardstein

A Cincinnati law firm representing one of four Taser victims in the past four years in Hamilton County is out with a new report it hopes will prompt police agencies to change the way they use the weapon.

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Police taser
9:37 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Updated Taser policy for Cincinnati Police

Credit Taser International website


The Cincinnati Police Department’s use of force policy is being updated, specifically the sections dealing with Taser use.


City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. outlined the changes Monday in a memo to Mayor Mark Mallory and Council Members.


The city’s Law Department worked with the Police Department on the changes.

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Crime
1:17 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Cincy police chief on Tasers and violent crime

Credit Ann Thompson

Cincinnati's police chief reports the department's new Taser policy should be released in a couple of weeks. 

But James Craig said there's no discussion about of not using them.

“You discontinue use of the Taser, what’s the alternative?” Craig said.  “We don’t want officers hurt, they need to overcome resistance of an aggressive suspect, so that means side handle batons or straight sticks and again they create and cause more injury to suspects.”

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