Stun Guns

A Taser X26 stun gun (AP Graphics)

Group Opposed To Equipping Berkeley Police Officers With Taser Guns Hosting Forum Thursday

As Berkeley plans a study on potentially equipping police officers with Tasers, a coalition opposed to the use of the stun guns is holding a forum Thursday night to discuss the topic.


A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Berkeley’s Police Officers Association Makes Push To Arm Cops With Tasers

The Berkeley Police Officers Association is releasing an online citizen’s survey on the use of Tasers and would like the city to explore arming the police force with the devices.


A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

San Francisco Police Commission Delays Decision On Use Of Tasers

The San Francisco Police Commission on Wednesday night decided again to hold off on allowing the Police Department to use Tasers.


Taser X26c stun gun (AP)

BART Unanimously Approves Tasers For Officers

Citing a need to not only arm, but also train officers on Taser use, BART has unanimously approved funding to purchase a stun gun for each and every officer in the agency’s police department.


A Taser X26 stun gun (AP Graphics)

BART Considers Buying Additional Stun Guns

Bay Area Rapid Transit police officers may each get their own stun gun instead of having to check the devices out of a common pool.

CBS San Francisco–05/24/2011

Taser X26c stun gun (AP)

Marin County Pays $1.9M To Settle Stun Gun Suit

Marin County has agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle a lawsuit alleging sheriff’s deputies used excessive force when they repeatedly shocked a 66-year-old man with a stun gun at his home.

CBS San Francisco–04/27/2011

A Taser X26 stun gun (AP Graphics)

SFPD To Again Discuss Arming Officers With Tasers

The question of whether Tasers should be issued to the San Francisco Police Department will be hashed out at a city hall meeting Wednesday night.


(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SFPD Revives Efforts To Equip Officers With Tasers

In the wake of at least three recent officer-related shootings, the San Francisco Police Department is reviving efforts to equip officers with electronic stun guns.