Sunday, August 29, 2010

Shocking police trick

West Australian police have fun with Tasers:

A West Australian police officer is being investigated for allegedly tasering two men at a social gathering as a party trick.

It is alleged the incident occurred on July 23, when the woman, an officer at Carnarvon in WA's Gascoyne region, visited her boyfriend at the party while on duty.

Police say her boyfriend and another man both asked to be shocked with her Taser, and she complied.

And down south in Rockingham:

It has now been more than three weeks since the inquiry was set up after a complaint that officers had used the tasers to “drive-stun” junior officers by discharging the gun while in contact with the bodies of new recruits.

Another allegation was that officers had been using the tasers on female colleagues.

Distribute a new "toy" and the kiddies will play with it.


Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

It's also a waste of money. The Taser fires electrodes out of a single-use cartridge. Not sure how these guys were able to obtain more without a good story.

Some (all?) of them also have a built in camera which starts operating as soon as the device is removed from its holster.

Hey, I like zapping mates as much as the next guy, but if either of the above points were relevant, then these guys were stupid for doing something they couldn't possibly get away with.

Have fun writing parking tickets, lads.

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Louis Hissink said...

Reminds of the late 1970's and early 80's when the Discwasher Zerostat gun was sold in Hi Fi shops to neutralise the buildup of static electricity on vinyl lp records - much fun to be had zapping each other!

1:50 AM  

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