A Sonoma County Jail inmate was shot with a Taser when he tried to flee a county courtroom Friday morning.
Police Chief Greg Suhr said the July 18 shooting of Pralith Pralourng, 32, by an officer in the city’s Financial District might have been prevented if the officer had the option of a less-than-lethal weapon.
Vallejo police shot and killed a suspect early Wednesday morning following a domestic violence call.
A 17-year-old Oakland boy is facing charges after police say he punched a teenage girl in the face at a BART station.
A man was shocked with a stun-gun during a robbery in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood on Saturday night, police said Tuesday.
Auto thieves used a stun gun to subdue a motorist during a Northern California carjacking.
San Jose State University police used a Taser and pepper spray to subdue an allegedly aggressive student who was wandering around a residence hall on campus on Monday night, possibly under the influence of drugs, university officials said.
The company that created the Taser has a new high-tech tool for police, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department is the first in the nation to put it to use.
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.
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.”