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Chicago police say officers fatally shot knife-wielding man after failing to subdue him with a Taser

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Chicago police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man early Saturday after they failed to subdue him with a Taser, police said. Officers had responded to a call about a person stabbed in Vittum Park around 1:...

Colorado police officer fired for excessive use of force in Taser incident

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An Aurora, Colorado police officer was fired on Thursday for using excessive force during an arrest last August, according to a press release from the Aurora Police Department (APD). Officer Robert Rosen was assisti...

Kim Potter mistook her gun for a Taser, police say: How often does that happen?

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By comparison, police kill about 1,000 people each year in incidents including shootings, according to Campaign Zero, an organization focused on ending police violence. Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter resig...

Kim Potter trial: Jury selection begins Tuesday for former cop who allegedly mistook handgun for her Taser

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Potter faces charges of first and second-degree manslaughter in Wright's death, which sparked protests last April in an area that was already on edge during the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Dereck Chauv...

Arizona police officer uses Taser on man holding knife, causing him to fall over and stab his neck

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The incident occurred Nov. 23 after officers were called to the scene of a "suspicious" fire, police said. Upon arrival, officers found an individual who was "acting odd." They determined that the man was associated ...

New York AG looking into man’s death weeks after he burst into flames in case involving Taser, hand sanitizer

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Moments earlier, the 29-year-old had sprayed himself over his face and body with alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It happened in a police station about a half-hour drive south of Albany, in a village with a population o...

New York AG releases video showing man burst into flames after Taser discharge

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Jason Jones, 29, allegedly stormed into the police station on Oct. 30 and kicked off an argument with officers in the lobby, according to authorities. More than six weeks after the incident, he died in a hospital, ac...

Man was shot by police after officer mistook his gun for a Taser, police in Florida say

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A police officer in Florida shot a man after mistaking his gun for a Taser, an initial review of the case suggests, police said in a statement. The shooting last year is gaining growing attention after the man's att...

A man in Indianapolis died after police say an officer deployed a Taser during a disturbance call

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A criminal investigation is underway after a man died after being tasered by an Indianapolis officer during a disturbance call Monday, police said. Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's Nor...

Video shows Florida gas station fire prompted by deputy’s Taser during motorcyclist arrest

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FOX 35 Orlando obtained the surveillance footage showing the February incident at a Wawa gas station in Osceola County. Video shows a large fireball erupt from a gas pump and at least one man engulfed in flames is se...