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Rep. Speier Calls For Investigation Into Dog Walker Tasing

A Peninsula congresswoman wants an independent investigator to determine whether a federal park ranger used excessive force when she used a stun gun on a man walking his dogs.


Dog Walker Gary Hesterberg was shot with a stun-gun in San Mateo County (San Mateo Sheriff)

Peninsula Park Ranger Uses Stun Gun On Man Walking Dogs Off-Leash

A park spokesman said a man walking his dogs in San Mateo County was hit with a stun gun only after it “developed into a more serious law enforcement situation.”


An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Sacramento Deputies Use Stun Gun On Air Passenger

Airport officials in California say local authorities used a stun gun on an airline passenger who refused to complete the security screening process.


A Taser X26 stun gun (AP Graphics)

Stun Gun Used To Steal Woman’s Cellphone In SF Japantown

A woman was robbed of her iPhone in San Francisco’s Japantown neighborhood Thursday night by four people armed with a stun gun, police said.



NorCal Man Tasers Transvestite In Price Fight Over Sex Act

Two men were arrested Tuesday night near Soledad after getting into a fight over money for sex, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.


Johannes Mehserle during a court appearance. (AP photo)

Mehserle Spending Time With Family, Lawyer Says

Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle is spending time with his family this week after his release from jail for killing BART passenger Oscar Grant III, his attorney said Wednesday.

CBS San Francisco–06/15/2011

Mehserle, left, appears at the East Fork Justice Courtin

Ex-BART Officer Johannes Mehserle Released From Jail

A former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer convicted of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man has been released from jail after serving one year of a two-year sentence.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/13/2011

Taser X26c stun gun (AP)

San Francisco Police To Explore Taser Use Following Vote

The San Francisco Police Commission voted 6-1 Wednesday night to allow the Police Department to look into the use of Tasers by officers, nearly a year after shooting down a similar proposal.

CBS San Francisco–02/24/2011

A Taser X26 stun gun (AP Graphics)

Women Stun-Gunned, Robbed In San Francisco

Two San Francisco women were shocked with a stun gun and robbed while sitting in their car Wednesday evening in the city’s Balboa Terrace neighborhood, according to police.

CBS San Francisco–12/23/2010

A booking photo of Maurice Ainsworth (Santa Cruz Co. Sheriff's Department)

Santa Cruz Inmate Faces 29 Charges In Armed Escape

The Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office Tuesday filed 29 charges against an armed jail inmate who allegedly attacked a sheriff’s deputy last week at a hospital in Santa Cruz and prompted a five-hour manhunt.

CBS San Francisco–12/07/2010