Monday, April 13, 2015

Taser

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/12/taser-police-footage-shows-the-horrifying-moment-a-73-year-old-reserve-deputy-pulls-out-his-gun-and-makes-a-fatal-mistake/

Police were watching a suspect make an illegal gun sale, the suspect was a career criminal.  They move into apprehend the suspect and a fight ensues.  During the fight an officer pulls a weapon and announces "Taser."  He then fires one round from his duty handgun.

The reserve officer pulled his duty handgun, thinking it was his Taser.  There are two things wrong with this incident that cause these things to happen.  The first thing is officers should never wear their Taser on the same side of their body as their duty handgun.  It's too easy to confuse them in a stressful situation, and it has happened several times nationwide.

The second problem is the Taser design is too much like that of a handgun.  The Taser should be designed so that it cannot be confused with a handgun.  The grip should not feel like a handgun grip.  The configuration should not be like that of a handgun.  A new design would make it impossible to confuse the two weapons; that's what the SGT Says.

2 comments:

Protect_and_Serve said...

Also, don't run from the police.

Mike Creek said...

Don't commit crimes.
Do what the police tell you to do.
Two good ideas to prevent being injured by the police.
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