Source: Orlando Sentinel
Canadian police watchdog wants Taser use reined in
December 13, 2007
OTTAWA - The national Canadian police force should drastically reduce its use of Taser stun guns, the country's main police watchdog said in a report released Wednesday. The Commission for Complaints Against the RCMP stopped short of calling for a moratorium on the use of Tasers. But it said they should only be used when suspects are "combative" or pose a risk of "death or grievous bodily harm" to police, themselves or the public. The report has been awaited since the Oct. 14 death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport. He was Tasered during a confrontation with Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers.