Police taser man 13 times

Police taser man 13 times

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CCTV footage shows an unarmed man being tasered 13 times by police at the East Perth watch house.

9 cops brutally Taser unarmed man in Australia

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Graphic video of police repeatedly using a Taser stun gun on an unarmed man was released publicly on Monday, when the state's crime commission introduced a report to state parliament that cited the August 2008 case as an example of police officers wrongfully using a stun gun. Western Australia police said the incident was totally unacceptable, and not typical of Taser use by the force. But state Premier Colin Barnett has dubbed it a major breach of procedure and demanded a review of Taser guidelines. In the video released on Monday, an unarmed man who refused to undergo a strip search in a Perth police station is heard screaming as he is Tasered eight times while surrounded by nine police officers. He was Tasered another five times off-camera. Police held an internal inquiry after the incident and fined two senior constables for using excessive force.


Two Western Australian policemen have been found guilty of assaulting an Aboriginal man by repeatedly tasering him in a lock-up.

Aaron Grant Strahan and Troy Gregory Tomlin have been on trial in Perth magistrates court for six days, jointly accused of common assault over the tasering of Kevin Spratt in the East Perth watch house in September 2008.
CCTV footage showed the senior constables tasering Spratt nine times in just over a minute after he refused to be strip-searched.

Defence lawyer Karen Vernon argued the policemen used justifiable force as Spratt had became uncontrollable, causing the officers to fear for their safety as he proved extremely difficult to restrain.

But state prosecutor James MacTaggart said Spratt posed no threat to anyone, rejecting the suggestion the policemen acted in self-defence, saying their response was not reasonable.

Magistrate Richard Bromfield ruled on Tuesday that Tomlin was guilty of all three charges he faced, while Strahan was guilty of three charges and not guilty on a fourth.

Reference: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/21/western-australian-police-guilty-tasering-aboriginal
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