Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


The primary purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet for my observations and analysis about tasers, taser "associated" deaths, and the behaviour exhibited by the management, employees and minions of Taser International. In general, everything is linked back to external sources, often via previous posts on the same topic, so that readers can fact-check to their heart's content. This blog was started in late-2007 when Canadians were enraged by the taser death of Robert Dziekanski and four others in a short three month period. The cocky attitude exhibited by the Taser International spokespuppet, and his preposterous proposal that Mr. Dziekanski coincidentally died of "excited delirium" at the time of his taser-death, led me to choose the blog name I did and provides my motivation. I have zero financial ties to this issue.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Lee County Sheriff’s Office finally acts on advice from a Mommy

FORT MYERS - The Lee County Sheriff’s Office fired a jailer who used his Taser excessively, turning it against his wife, his son and even the boy dating his daughter. Deputy Gene R. Ulbrich, a corrections deputy hired in 2007, violated agency rules for handling a weapon, according to an internal investigation. Sheriff Mike Scott fired Ulbrich on Nov. 23. ... [LINK]

Sheriff Mike Scott has apparently not been fired for failing to implement a taser use monitoring program. Ulbrich had reportedly been 'playing around' with his taser since at least April. But nobody bothered to check the records until prompted by a complaint from the mother of the boyfriend of the daughter of Ulbrich.

Does the taser "training" include any advice about what to do with the available on-device records of deployments? Shouldn't they be audited once a week or so?


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