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Police Tase 78-Year-Old Diabetic Driver

Police and fire officials had confirmed that a 78-year-old man was Tased twice after driving into several parked cars, while going into diabetic shock, and refusing police commands to stop.


Demonstrators march to the Hartford Police Department, to call for charges to be dropped against an 18-year-old hit by an officer's stun gun. Chief James Rovella walked with demonstrators, and spoke to them in the lobby of the police department. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Police Union Slams Governor, Chief On Taser Responses

Without mentioning Governor Dannel Malloy by name, the Hartford Police Union today said it is sickened by him and other “so called leaders who rush to judgement in any incident without knowing the facts.”


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Connecticut NAACP, ACLU Laud Taser Legislation

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The Connecticut NAACP and the state ACLU chapter are lauding a taser reform bill passed this session in the General Assembly. The state Senate on Wednesday passed the bill the came […]


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NAACP Looking Into Death Of Stun-Gunned Man

Connecticut NAACP officials say they’re investigating Meriden police’s use of a stun gun on an injured man who later died.


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Investigation Underway Into Death Of Man Who Drove Into Police Lot

Meriden Police say a man who told them he had smoked crack and swallowed cocaine died at a hospital overnight.


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Two Suspects Die In Meriden

State police are investigating separate incidents in Meriden in which suspects died after being tazed or shot by police early Saturday morning.


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Report Finds Taser® Was Used Properly

An investigation of last year’s death of a Waterbury man after he was shocked with an electrical stun weapon while in police custody concludes that the officer used his Taser® properly and that man’s death cannot be attributed to the use of the Taser®.


Shelton Man Tasered For Parking In Handicapped Spot

A Shelton man was so upset about the lack of parking enforcement in his town that he parked his car illegally in a handicapped space and called police more than a dozen times before officers arrived and arrested him.


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Guidelines Developed For Police Stun Gun Use

By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Police officers using stun guns should avoid shooting suspects multiple times or for prolonged periods to reduce the risk of potential injury or death, according to […]


Yale Students File Complaints Over Arrests

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A group of Yale University students say they are filing civilian complaints with New Haven police over a nightclub raid in which five students were arrested. The students say they […]