canadian transit riders tasered for not paying fares

canadian transit riders tasered for not paying faresfrom cbc: Transit police on SkyTrain stations in Metro Vancouver have used Taser stun guns on passengers who didn’t pay the fare and tried to run away, CBC News has learned.

Transit police have fired Tasers 10 times since January last year, and three cases involved non-violent suspects, according to internal police reports obtained by CBC News using access to information laws…

Stunning someone without a transit ticket doesn’t qualify as an appropriate use of a Taser, said Murray Mollard, executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.

bccla files complaints over skytrain police taser use
Incident reports show officers are using the Taser to gain compliance from nonviolent and nonthreatening individuals.
news release/letter to police commissioner/force policy

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