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York City Police use of force policy now available to the public

The City of York has released to the public its police department’s use of force policy, which is currently being evaluated to ensure that it aligns with national recommendations, according to a news release.

Link to Article:
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/06/25/york-city-polices-use-force-policy-now-available-public-chokehold-pepper-spray/3258308001/

From:
York Daily Record Teresa Boeckel

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Australian police assault Aboriginal man with taser

Footage posted by a bystander to social media has exposed yet another brutal police assault, this time targeting an Aboriginal man in inner-city Sydney. The video, taken on Monday afternoon, shows Kris Bradshaw being repeatedly tasered in the face, chest and neck by officers as he was in a prone position.

Link to Article:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-23/police-taser-aboriginal-man-sydney-nsw/12383706?nw=0

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Published by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) www.wsws.org Oscar Grenfell

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Fremont Tribune – Law enforcement agencies receive PhaZZer Enforcer CEW demonstration as the Taser alternative

Approximately 300 law enforcement agencies in the United States now utilize the PhaZZer product, especially in the southeast region of the United States. This largely in part has to do with PhaZZer Electronics, Inc. now being ran out of the Orlando, Florida, area.

Link to Article:
https://fremonttribune.com/news/local/law-enforcement-agencies-receive-demonstration-regarding-taser-alternative/article_b24043b7-b290-5d53-bc4f-743a3fc1928e.html#comments

From:
Fremont Tribune Sam Pimper Reporter 402-721-5000

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Amid Police Outcry and Defunding, Phazzer’s Safer, Low-Cost Solution Emerges

Nationwide, officials have scrambled to create policies to address policing while Covid-19 has already resulted in slashed budgets.    Cost and safety appear to be paramount in the new model of public safety. As one Minneapolis councilman explained about police defunding , it requires us to  “replace it with a transformative new model of public safety.”

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Amid Police Outcry and Defunding, Phazzer’s Safer, Low-Cost Solution Emerges

From:
Terrance Walker Phazzer Federal Supply

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Under Georgia Law Paul Howard says Taser is a Deadly Weapon

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it was unaware that Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard planned to file charges against the officers involved in the Rayshard Brooks case while the agency was still conducting its investigation.

Link to Article:

GBI Says Fulton DA Blindsided Agency Amid Investigation in Brooks Case

From:
AllOnGeorgia.com Jessica Szilagyi Fox5 Atlanta http://eepurl.com/gzYAZT

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Company PhaZZer touts its stun gun CEW as a safer alternative to Taser

FREMONT — Representatives from six law enforcement agencies gathered Thursday at the Fremont Police Department to learn about a stun gun its manufacturer says is a safer alternative to a Taser. Phazzer sells a stun gun that allows officers to deliver three five-second electrical charges, and then the device shuts down. The officer then must flip a button off and on again to continue shocking a person.

Link to Article:
https://omaha.com/eedition/sunrise/articles/company-touts-its-stun-gun-as-a-safer-alternative-to-taser/article_e50d3bc8-ba57-55a3-86b8-aeb5f5def160.html

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BY ALIA CONLEY WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER alia.conley@owh.com, 402-444-1068

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Omaha police, other agencies attend presentation on Taser alternative PhaZZer Enforcer CEW

FREMONT — Representatives from six law enforcement agencies gathered Thursday at the Fremont Police Department to learn about a stun gun its manufacturer says is a safer alternative to a Taser.

Phazzer sells a stun gun that allows officers to deliver three five-second electrical charges, and then the device shuts down. The officer then must flip a button off and on again to continue shocking a person.

“If you had a moment to pause and think about it, in the heat of the moment, it slows the scene down,” said Steve Abboud, a consultant for Phazzer. “Safety’s got to be one of the number one concerns.”In June, an Omaha police officer shocked a mentally ill Oklahoma man 12 times — once for 18 seconds, officials have said. Zachary Bearheels died about an hour after he was shocked.

Link to Article:
https://omaha.com/state-and-regional/omaha-police-other-agencies-attend-presentation-on-taser-alternative/article_b4f95849-67c2-5500-be38-8ab7f5f24a63.html

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BY ALIA CONLEY WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER alia.conley@owh.com, 402-444-1068