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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.

09/04/2014

A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Police In Monterey Used Taser To Subdue 14-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Trying To Bite Office

Police said they used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl after she attacked an officer Saturday night at the Monterey County Fair.

09/02/2014

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Naked Man Runs Through Traffic, Shutting Lanes On Hwy 101 In Petaluma

Northbound U.S. Highway 101 in Petaluma was blocked briefly Sunday morning while a nude man ran wildly through the lanes, according to the CHP.

08/17/2014

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Suspected Shoplifter Who Tased Fremont Security Guard Arrested

A suspected shoplifter who used a Taser stun gun on a Safeway security guard trying to stop him was arrested in Fremont on Saturday, police said Monday.

07/14/2014

Johannes Mehserle

Mehserle Breaks Down On Witness Stand During Testimony Of Oscar Grant’s Death In Civil Case

Johannes Mehserle, the former BART officer, broke down and cried on the witness stand while describing how he shot and killed Oscar Grant at a BART station platform more than five years ago.

06/13/2014

Still frame of YouTube video shows two Salinas police officer moments before fatally the man in the center who allegedly waved gardening shears. (Curtis McHenry/YouTube)

Video Captures Salinas Police Fatally Shooting Man With Garden Shears On Busy Street Corner

Police shot and killed a man allegedly swinging a pair of garden shears toward them on a busy Salinas street corner Tuesday afternoon in an
incident that was recorded by one of dozens of witnesses and posted on YouTube.

05/21/2014

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Berkeley Police Officer’s Union Makes Push For Tasers After Cop Assaulted

The head of the union that represents Berkeley police officers said Wednesday that a suspect’s alleged attack on an officer on Monday illustrates why officers in Berkeley need to have Tasers.

04/09/2014

Antonio Guzman Lopez was fatally shot by a San Jose State University police officer on February 21, 2014. (CBS)

Wife Of Man Killed By SJSU Police Officer Accuses School Of Cover-Up

The wife of an undocumented laborer shot to death by a San Jose State University police officer on Feb. 21 disputed police accounts of the shooting Thursday and called for two campus officers to be suspended and arrested on criminal charges.

04/03/2014

San Francisco Police on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near Bernal Heights Park on the evening of March 21, 2014. (CBS)

Phil Matier: SFPD Holds Town Hall After Officers Kill Man In Bernal Heights Park

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr scheduled a town-hall meeting in the City’s Bernal Heights neighborhood Tuesday, following the fatal officer-involved shooting of a man in Bernal Heights Park last Friday.

03/25/2014

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San Jose State University Police Taser, Shoot Suspect Dead

SAN JOSE (KCBS) – A knife-wielding man hit with a stun gun by a San Jose State University police officer, then shot by another campus police officer, subsequently died from his injuries, police said Friday.

02/21/2014

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