Quebec Public Security Minister Jacques Dupuis said the Taser may only be used when a citizen refuses to obey a police officer, places the officer's life, his own life or other lives in danger. [LINK]
"...when a citizen refuses to obey a police officer..." ?????
Sorry Jacques, that part of your statement is not correct - no matter what the out-of-date 'Use of Force' polices (written by Taser?) might state.
Please review the Criminal Code of Canada section 269.1.
If a police officer uses his taser to intimidate or coerce a passively-resisting, peaceful citizen then he's liable to spend up to 14 years in jail for doing so.
Reasonable force (noun) is what is allowed. 'Force' is not a verb. Police are not normally allowed to use pain to 'force' someone to do something (there may be rare exceptions).
Inflicting severe pain (tasering) for purposes of pain compliance is a crime.
There are plenty of details and examples regarding 269.1 in this blog.
This blog even address the defective legal theory that such taser-torture is a "lawful sanction" (in case you're wondering). It isn't. Not even close.
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