taser shock triggers fire in man’s pants
from hamilton spectator: A Hamilton man Tasered by police is in hospital after the stun gun ignited a “flammable object” in his pants, burning him… “Three officers went there in response to a disturbance call,” said SIU spokesman Frank Phillips yesterday. “During the interaction, an officer discharged his Taser. A flammable object the man had in the waistband of his pants ignited.”… Tasers are electrical discharge weapons that incapacitate a person by affecting the nervous system and muscle control. Hamilton police discharged their Tasers 50 times last year.
miami grad critical after being tasered
from raw replay: A Chicago man remains in critical condition after police shot him with a taser for 24 seconds. Police asked the local sheriff to investigate the use of a taser on Kevin Piskura because of the seriousness of his injuries. Piskura allegedly began fighting with officers when they responded to reports of a scuffle at a local bar. Officers called an ambulance when Piskura stopped breathing.