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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Bad Cop, No Donut! - March 31/2005

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This week:

Ohio Sheriff's deputy shakes baby into critical condition

Texas cop fondles 9 year-old

Minneapolis cop accused of fondling domestic assault victim

Indiana child molester cop suspended without pay

PA cop who had sex with 14 year-old released

Texas cop shows naked photos of arrested woman around courthouse

Texas cop accused of stealing cocaine from evidence

Detroit cop convicted of stealing cocaine from evidence

Florida cop shoots himself and fellow officer

New York cops on a drunk driving spree?

Police beat 77 year-old out for morning walk

Review of the week's taser news

and much more!

PLUS an interview with PETA Research Associate Chris Ford about an upcoming taser study at University of Wisconsin.

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Produced at CKLN 88.1 FM in Toronto.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Jury grapples to decide fate in second Riders trial

OAKLAND — As the jury in the "Riders" police misconduct case begins deciding the fate of three former city police officers this week, they will wrestle with two distinct stories, each with its share of "holes."

Defense attorneys in closing arguments last week maintained the three, who are accused of beating residents and falsifying reports, are victims of a political witch hunt.

Prosecutors showed the bloodied and swollen faces of eight residents who crossed the path of the accused officers in the summer of 2002. They showed police reports the officers allegedly doctored. And they marched a rookie officer, Keith Batt, onto the witness stand to tell of how he witnessed the events.

Black residents in Marin County complain about police abuse

MARIN CITY, Calif. Black residents in Marin County claim that they're unfairly targeted by authorities. They say that police routinely stop, handcuff and manhandle blacks to train young officers.

But a spokesman for the Marin County Sheriff's Department denies claims that deputies target minorities. He says Marin City is used as a training area for new deputies because it has the most activity and calls for service.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Bad Cop, No Donut! - March 24/2005

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This week:

Arkansas cop arrested for kidnapping and rape

PEI cop arrested for child porn

Virginia cop takes "liberties" with 10 year-old girl

LA cops fondles domestic violence victim, gets 90 days

DEA agent shoots self, suspended for one week

3rd Stoughton officer indicted

California DA: cops incompetent

Black-hating Alabama cop back on duty

Kansas City cop arrested for stealing money at traffic stops


An interview with taser researcher James Ruggieri on the less obvious health effects of stun guns

And much more!

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Produced at CKLN 88.1 FM in Toronto.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Man Dies In Police Custody

CHICAGO (CBS 2) - An investigation is underway after a man died Tuesday morning after being arrested by police.

Shannon Brown, 33, was arrested in the laundry room of his Uptown apartment building at 927 W. Wilson Ave. about 9 p.m. Monday night.

According to Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro, the man was arrested for resisting arrest and aggravated battery. He could not provide further details.

A former corrections worker suspected of having sex with a 15-year-old inmate

Amy Lynn Barker, 23, was accused by the boy of having sex at Catalina Mountain School, where she was employed as an entry-level corrections worker from July 2002 until she resigned in November 2003.

Bribery and misconduct charges face county cop

CROWN POINT A former Lake County probation officer was charged Monday in Lake Superior Court with bribery and official misconduct.

Charles A. Williams, 50, of Gary is accused of soliciting cash from a former probationer, who told police he would pass the cash during a handshake.

Hit man cops

Some New York City police officers have been accused in the past of taking payola from bootleggers, kickbacks from pimps, hush money from gamblers and look-the-other-way dough from drug dealers.

There have been officers paid by organized crime figures in exchange for tipping them off to investigations or upcoming busts.

But criminal justice experts said they'd never heard of a case in the city like the one brought last week against Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, one-time NYPD detectives charged with misusing the authority of their badges to become mob hit men.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Former N.Y. cop, Bernard Kerik, leaves Taser board

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik is stepping down as a director on the embattled stun gun maker Taser International Inc.'s corporate board, the company announced Monday.

He will be replaced by former Montana Gov. Judy Martz.

Taser itself is under federal and state scrutiny over the safety of its stun guns and accounting issues. The Securities and Exchange Commission is also conducting an informal probe into Taser's safety claims. The company maintains that the guns are safe.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Police probe brutality allegations

YONKERS — Police are investigating allegations that two city men were victims of police brutality in unrelated incidents March 12.

In the most serious case, a 42-year-old man was in critical condition at Westchester Medical Center, his family said. In the other, a 31-year-old man who is the son of a city police officer said he was assaulted by two officers.

In the first case, the family of Wayne Belluomo said he is on a respirator and unconscious at the medical center.

"This is uncalled for," said Kathleen Augustus, 49, Belluomo's sister. "They had no business hitting him that way. They beat him unconscious."

In the other case, Terrence Craig Brown, a flagman for a contracting company, said he was assaulted by two officers.

"After that night I lost my respect for the police. I feel bad about that because my father is on the job," he said, referring to Woodrow Brown, a city police officer.

Brown said he parked a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina, which is registered to his father, at a bus stop at 52 Yonkers Ave. and got out. Two officers — identified in the police report as Peter Wasiczko and Robert Santobello — drove up to him in a marked cruiser and demanded to see his hands, he said. He told them his hands were in his pockets because it was snowing and cold, he said.

The officers threw him on the hood of the police cruiser, he said, and then he was thrown to the ground and forced to lie face down in the snow. Santobello kicked him in the left shoulder, he said. While handcuffed on the ground, Brown said, Wasiczko struck him in the head with a nightstick.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Bad Cop, No Donut!: March 17/2005

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This week:

Ontario cop busted for grow op

Toronto cops spent over $30 million settling lawsuits

Retired Quebec cop charged with sex assault

Illinois cops suspended 30 days for shooting unarmed man who posed no threat

NY cop charged in conspiracy to defraud retirement home

Kentucky officer pleads guilty in child pornography case

West Virginia cop charged in domestic beating

Mississippi cop accused of brutality resigns

NYC detectives murder for organized crime

2 Boston cops sentenced for teen beating cover-up

PA cop charged for beating man outside bar


A report on Toronto police brutality at a peaceful rally at York University


An interview with an anti-taser advocate whose brother, Robert Bagnell, was killed by a Vancouver police stun gun in June 2004.

Kansas City police officer arrested in sting for stealing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A police officer has been charged with stealing money from a motorist in a sting set up by the Kansas City Police Department to catch him.

Mershon Pope, 38, a seven-year veteran of the police force, was arrested Tuesday morning at his home and charged Wednesday with misconduct in administration of justice.

Police said they staged a traffic stop at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in which an officer supposedly pulled over and "arrested" an undercover federal agent, who was posing as a non-English speaking Hispanic driver.

The first officer called Pope for help, then said she had to leave on another call. That left Pope in charge of searching the driver, inventorying his property and taking him to jail.

Before calling Pope to the scene, police said they placed a $100 bill in the man's truck and $533 on him. The serial numbers on the money had been written down.

Court records say Pope stole the $100 from the seat of the truck and $150 from the man before he was booked into jail.

At the end of his shift, Pope went home, but was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Court records say police found $250 inside Pope's house in bills that matched the serial numbers of the money police had planted.

In a sworn statement, the arresting officers said Pope gave them a two-page typed statement detailing the theft.

It wasn't the first time Pope has been in trouble after being accused of stealing money from a suspect. In July 2003, he was suspended after a driver accused him of taking $950 from his front pocket in a traffic stop.

Pope was suspended with pay for almost a year while police investigated, but no charges were filed because the driver could not identify the officer. Pope was reinstated in June 2004.

Professor Sam Walker, a police corruption expert at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, said the fact that Pope was accused of stealing money from a man who pretended he could not speak English reflects a trend in police abuse of power.

He said immigrants, prostitutes and drug dealers often are singled out because it is assumed they won't report the crimes.

"These people are legally vulnerable, and they do not want to bring themselves to the attention of the authorities," Walker said.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Police Officer Indicted On Sexual Abuse Charges

CHICAGO -- A veteran Chicago police officer accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct with a 13-year-old female relative was indicted Tuesday on multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Esteban Chavez appeared before Judge Matthew Coghlan. Coghlan announced the three-count indictment against Chavez.

Reading from proffered testimony at a Feb. 23 bond hearing, Assistant State's Attorney Katherine Muldoon said Chavez wrestled with the 13-year-old girl weekly between Oct. 1 and Feb. 4 when they were alone in his home on the Northwest Side.

During the wrestling, Chavez would fondle the girl, and on several occasions exposed himself, Muldoon said.

On one occasion, Chavez bit the girl's breast, Muldoon said.

The contact came to light last month, when the girl told her mother, who in turn confronted Chavez and notified police, Muldoon said.

Chavez was stripped of his police powers and was on unpaid status pending the outcome of the criminal case and the completion of an ongoing investigation by the police the Internal Affairs Division, Camden said.

Taser gun use questioned in Street fight

A defendant and a witness are questioning the use of taser guns that police say were used to help contain a March 5 fight on Water Street.

According to the criminal complaint, Milwaukee Area Technical College student Shawn Uecker and UW-La Crosse student Jess Walther were arrested March 5 on charges of battery of a police officer, obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct.

According to the criminal complaint, Walther acted disorderly when he left The Brat Kabin, 314 Water St., as two plainclothes officers, Bill Slaggie and James Southworth, approached him.

Uecker approached the officers while they were talking to Walther and repeatedly tried to put his arm around Slaggie. The officers warned the men and let them go, according to the complaint.

After walking away, the complaint said that the group returned and Uecker again tried putting his arm around Slaggie, who along with Southworth, forced him to the ground.

One of Uecker's friends charged the officers and pushed Southworth off of Uecker, and Uecker then took several swings with a closed fist at Slaggie's head, according to the complaint.

The fight spilled over into the middle of Water Street with both officers wrestling Uecker and Walther. Slaggie and Southworth applied their taser guns several times in an effort to stop the pair from resisting, according to the complaint.

A taser gun sends an electric shock to the individual, said Deputy Chief Brad Venaas.

"It's a way of using the electric energy to cause a dysfunction in the nervous system which stops someone from resisting," he said.

Walther said he was in town visiting friends and was halfway down the street when he saw Uecker wrestling with the officers. Walther was only trying to break up the fight, he said.

"I might have bumped into him, but I did not cause any bodily damage," Walther said. "For me, all I can say is I'm basically innocent."

Sophomore Bryan Feucht witnessed the brawl and said that another friend, Jacob Grotelueschen, was also trying to break up the fight and was tasered.

Aurora PD To Enact Deadly Force Board

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) The Aurora police department, which shot seven people last year and killed five, is taking steps to examine the use of deadly force. A CBS4 News investigation last week probed the shooting of an unarmed man.

The department is setting up an internal review board to examine officer's use of force in future cases.

Illegal Arrest

The Hawaii Supreme Court upheld the prostitution conviction of an exotic dancer yesterday for performing a lap dance, even though the justices determined that her arrest had been illegal.

Honolulu police arrested Mary Ann Keawe on Aug. 14, 2002, during a raid of a Kona Street strip club for a lap dance she performed for an undercover police officer on July 25. On Jan. 22, 2003, she was convicted in Honolulu District Court.

The high court found that because police had waited 20 days to arrest Keawe, they should have obtained an arrest warrant.

Judge rejects plea bargain over forged judicial signature

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A judge has rejected a plea bargain involving two former police officers who are accused of forging a judge's signature.

Brad Ducote, a former Avoyelles Parish sheriff's deputy, and ex-Bunkie police reserve officer Robert Magrigal tried to plead guilty Tuesday to forgery in exchange for a suspended sentence. But the deal was quashed by State District Judge Mark Jeansonne.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Taser Death in Lake City

LAKE CITY, FL -- The Columbia County Sheriff's Office says a man died Friday afternoon while being taken into custody.

Milton Woolfolk, 39, became unresponsive after being hit with a taser. He died at Shands at Lake Shore hospital.

This is the third death linked to tasers in Columbia County since the Sheriff's Office started using them in 2001.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Ex-Denver officer arrested

A former Denver police officer fired for being unfit for duty was arrested for telling Westminster police he was still a cop so he could ride along with them.

Andrew Raiser, who was fired Sept. 9 and then appealed the decision, planned to apply for a job with Westminster, said investigator Stephanie Topkoff, Westminster spokeswoman.

"An anonymous caller called dispatcher who told us (Raiser) was not a police officer and that he had a restraining order filed against him for (Denver Police Chief Gerry) Whitman," she said.

In August, Whitman got a restraining order against Raiser, who he alleges threatened to kill him, his family and other officers.

Raleigh County Officer Arrested in Beckley

A Rhodell police officer has been arrested on charges of domestic battery and brandishing a weapon involving the mother of his child.

Mayor Josephine Cox said officer Daniel Ray Price, who lives in Beckley, will be fired.

Price turned himself in to Beckley police yesterday after an officer notified him an arrest warrant had been issued.

Beckley patrolman J-D Perry said the charges stem from domestic violence complaints made against Price last month, including one incident that occurred at Raleigh General Hospital while he was in uniform.

Price was released yesterday after posting one-thousand dollars bond.

If convicted, he faces up to 12 months in jail or a 500-dollar fine on the domestic battery charge and up to one year in jail and a fine up to one-thousand dollars on the brandishing charge.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Bad Cop, No Donut! - March 10/2005

Includes an update on the arrest and imminent deportation of CKLN's Wendy Maxwell including excerpts from a recent interview and details on how you can help.

Your weekly wrap-up of North American police brutality, misconduct and corruption.

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This week:

Florida chief resigns over brutality case

Pennsylvania cop forces three women to have sex with him

Missouri cop charged with molesting 9 year-old boy

Florida cop arrested in sex club raid

Massachusetts cop charged in domestic assault

Wisconsin officers charged in October beating

Virginia cops arrest 8 year-old

Another Tennessee cop changes plea to guilty

Review of the week's stun gun news

and much more!

Also includes an update on the arrest and imminent deportation of CKLN's Wendy Maxwell including excerpts from a recent interview and details on how you can help.

Federal Immigration Minister Joe Volpe has the right to grant Wendy Maxwell a temporary resident's permit so that she can remain in Canada until her appeal can be heard. Please tell the minister to do so. He can be reached by phone at 416-781-5583 and 613-992-6361. Volpe can be faxed at 416-781-5586 and 613-992-9791. You can email him at The Immigration Enforcement officer who has the responsibility for Wendy Maxwell's case has the discretion to defer the impending deportation. Please ask him to do so. His name is Martin Kosichek and he can be reached by phone at 905-405-3630 and by fax at 905-405-3529. Please act quickly to help stop this deportation. For more information you can visit for updates.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Cop Uses Taser Gun On Man Who Refused Urine Sample

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Authorities say a police officer twice used a Taser stun device on a drug suspect who was restrained to a hospital bed because the man refused to give a urine sample to medical staff.

Orlando police said Antonio Wheeler was arrested on a drug charge and taken to an emergency room after telling officers he had consumed cocaine.

The police document said Wheeler was handcuffed to a hospital bed and then secured with leather straps after he refused to urinate in a cup. When medical staff tried to insert a catheter to get the sample, Wheeler refused.

At one point, police officer Peter Linnenkamp noted that he jumped on the bed with his knees on Wheeler's chest to restrain him. Then, when Wheeler still refused to let the catheter be inserted, Linnenkamp said he twice used his Taser gun, which sends 50,000 volts into a target.

Friday's incident has prompted an internal affairs investigation.

Chief backs officers in Taser death

DELAND -- Two days after a Sanford man was repeatedly Tasered and died, the DeLand police chief said his officers did nothing wrong and should be allowed to return to work today.

Officers Austin Raimundo and Joel Hancock, who had been placed on paid administrative leave after Sunday's incident, are expected to return to their normal duties today, Overman said.

Milwaukee officer charged with violation of civil rights

A Milwaukee police officer was arrested and charged in federal court Tuesday with willfully violating a man's civil rights.

Ala W. Awadallah, 26, is accused of conducting illegal searches during a traffic stop last month and taking cash without probable cause and without putting it in evidence.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Tampa police officer accused of molesting two girls

Tampa, Florida - A Tampa Police officer is back home, after being released from the Pinellas County Jail on a 50-thousand-dollar bond. 49-year old Ernesto Hedges is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on two young girls.

Hedges has been a Tampa Police officer for the last 20-years. His administrators are looking into the allegations.

Mother of teen hit with Taser 16 times plans to sue

PORTAGE, Ind. - A woman says police shocked her teenage son 16 times with a stun gun, causing him to temporarily lose his memory, and she plans to seek damages.

Sherry Davis and her attorney said they plan to file a tort claim with the city within a week to 10 days.

Davis said her son, Jim Wring, 18, still does not remember anything except blinding flashes of pain from the night of Nov. 2. She also said her son, who was hospitalized for three days, did not recognize her until the afternoon after his run-in with police.

Portage police went to the home of a friend of Wring's after a caller reported that he was choking.

Police reports said Wring was acting strangely and would not cooperate with officers.Wring eventually took an "aggressive stance," and police warned him and then shot him with a stun gun, police reports said.

So now people can get tased with 50,000 volts for standing the wrong way.

Ohio Officer Accidentally Stuns Partner With Taser

America's Dumbest Cops

CINCINNATI -- A Cincinnati Police officer accidentally stunned his partner with a Taser during a struggle with a suspect, police said.

The incident began with a traffic stop in Over-the-Rhine Sunday night, WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reported.

The driver tried to run and a female officer struggled with the driver.

The officer's partner Tased the suspect, but one of the darts struck the female officer. She was able to stay on the scene.

‘Copwatch’ Activists Arrested

New York City , Mar 3 - It was the kind of scene that would draw a crowd -- not because it was unusual, but because it was so common. In early February, police were wrapping up a routine arrest in the largely black Bedford-Stuyvesant area of New York City, which has been the focus of recent crime sweeps. Three members of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement’s (MXGM) Cop Watch project happened upon the scene as they made their weekly rounds in the neighborhood, video camera in tow, patrolling the streets for suspicious activity.

When the three began filming the police, and continued to do so after being told to move, they knew their presence was unwelcome. But what happened next was unanticipated: officers arrested two members, Djibril Toure and Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele. A struggle ensued, according to the group’s account, and an officer threw group member Dasaw Floyd, and the camera he was holding, to the ground. The camera swiftly disappeared into police custody.

Perhaps more than ever, police are a fixture of urban community life. A 1999 survey by the Department of Justice found that about one in five Americans had an encounter with police that year, and post-9/11 national security tensions have likely promoted greater police presence in communities.

Reinstated Stoughton chief is indicted

Stoughton police officers lifted Chief Manual Cachopa during a celebration last Nov. 2 after voters recalled two Stoughton selectmen who had removed Cachopa as chief last year. (Brockton Enterprise Photo / Marc Vasconcellos)

A Norfolk County grand jury indicted Stoughton Police Chief Manuel Cachopa yesterday, charging that he tried to cover up the actions of Sergeant David M. Cohen and intimidate a Canton man into dropping his complaint against Cohen.

The grand jury indicted Cachopa on three counts, charging that he attempted to intimidate Timothy A. Hills of Canton so he would drop his criminal complaint against Cohen. Cachopa is also charged with covering up Cohen's actions against Hills and using his position to induce Hills to drop the complaint.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Shrewsbury officer is charged with sexually assaulting boy

A Shrewsbury police officer who was active in DARE and other youth programs was charged Friday with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy during the past two years.

Korey M. Kranefuss, 25, of Shrewsbury, faces nine counts of first-degree statutory sodomy and two counts of first-degree child molestation, all felonies. He was also charged with misdemeanor third-degree assault. He surrendered about 5 p.m. at the St. Louis County Justice Center.

Cop Uses Girlfriend as Punching Bag

FRAMINGHAM -- An off-duty Framingham patrolman was arrested early Saturday morning on Berry Street following a domestic incident involving his girlfriend, a police spokesman said.
Eduardo Rivera, 38, was charged with one count of domestic assault and battery at 2:49 a.m. at 63 Berry St., the police log said. A 12-year veteran of the police department, Rivera is on administrative leave until an investigation into the incident is complete, said Lt. Vincent Alfano.

Police Arrest 8-Year-Old After Alleged Outburst in Williamsburg Elementary School

(AP) - James City County Police arrested an eight-year-old boy who allegedly had a violent outburst in school.

Authorities say he head-butted his teacher and kicked an assistant principal when he was told he couldn't go outside to play with other students.

The four-foot pupil was led away from Williamsburg's Rawls Byrd Elementary School in handcuffs Tuesday and charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery.

Major Stan Stout says the student began tossing chairs and turning over desks after a teacher - and later the assistant principal - tried to stop him from joining his classmates.

The child was later released to his parents.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Video Shows Suspect Being Shocked by Taser

TOLEDO -- New video released by the Lucas County Sheriff's Department shows a suspect being shocked with a Taser during his booking. Jeffrey Turner died in January after he was shocked nine times over a 3-hour period.

The video shows the 41-year-old Turner being unruly at the Lucas County Jail's booking desk. "They handcuffed me like this," Turner is heard saying. "They tasered me and shocked me. I didn't do none of that. Oh, God, I don't know why this is happening. It's not fair."

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound man reportedly screamed while pounding on the walls of a holding cell. The tape also shows paramedics removing turner from the jail on a stretcher. Turner later died at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in central Toledo. Lucas County's coroner still has not ruled on the cause of Turner's death.

"I don't regret seeing it. It's a very touching moment. I'm seeing my brother for the last time. I'll never see him again alive." Jeffrey Turner's brother Shawn watched the surveillance tape last night at the News 11 studios. "He says they took my wallet, they took my money, I didn't do nothing wrong. You see officers laughing in the background like it's a big joke," said Shawn.

Shawn Turner believes what his brother went through at the Lucas County Jail happens often. "They killed him down there. He was crying and pleading for his life and they killed him down there. How can they keep Tasering him like that and not care?"

Shawn couldn't watch the tape anymore after hearing his brother screaming in the background. He says the family wants justice for Jeffrey's death. They think a house-cleaning at the Lucas County Jail will be the only way to prevent deaths in the future.

Jail administrators had no comment on the tape.

Shortly after that incident, Lucas County Sheriff Jim Telb ordered the jail to stop using Tasers, and changed the procedure on how to handle prisoners who have been shocked by police. The policy has been in effect for two weeks now, and the jail's administrator says since then, police have only brought one person to the lockup who had been shocked.

According to that new sheriff's policy, a booking deputy at the jail now must "...make a specific inquiry as to whether the prisoner has been restrained through the use of any type of electronic restraint device..." If so, "...the accompanying officer will transport the prisoner to a medical facility for examination."

Jail Administrator Richard Keller say he's not sure how many people who were shocked were booked into the jail before the new policy, but says there's only been one case since. "We did not have an effective policy before then, I would say one in a couple of weeks, I mean it's not very many obviously, but I have nothing to compare that to," Keller said.

For now, 4 Tasers at the jail will remain out of the hands of command officers who used to carry them. "I think in general our staff thought it was a valuable tool. Whether their safety is actually jeopardized because we're not using them, that would be debatable. As I say, prior to one year ago, we never used them at all," said Keller. He says he's looking at getting other safety equipment for officers like shields.

Also on Thursday, Larry Sykes from the Toledo School Coard said "the policy committee" will recommend to the school board that officers not be allowed to use Tasers in schools. Sykes says he is not aware of any incidents in schools.

A News 11 investigation showed police officers used their Tasers more than 300 times since the department handed them out in 2003.

Taser Gun Used On Roseville Student

Roseville, Minn. (AP) For the first time, a police officer has used a Taser to stun a student at Roseville Area High School.

The officer used the Taser on Tuesday to stun and quiet a 15-year-old girl who a school district spokeswoman said had become "very aggressive with the officer." The girl was then taken to the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Bad Cop, No Donut! - March 3/2005

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This week:

Man dies after confrontation with Toronto police

Toronto cop sees sex assault charges dropped

Minnesota cop has sex with 17 year-old while on the job

Indiana cop accused of sex assault on 9 year old

PA police chief arrested for sex with 14 year old

NYC detective facing new child molestation charges

Mississippi cop found guilty in sex assault

Washington cop uses job to protect prostitutes

Houston cop pleads guilty to sex assault

New charges against Chattanooga cops

No jail for Quebec cops guilty in beating

Kansas cop steals drug investigation money

Taser update

and a whole lot more.

Also this week: Ron addresses the recent media attack on Bad Cop, No Donut! by the Toronto police.

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Produced at 88.1 FM CKLN in Toronto.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

2nd Interview with host of Bad Cop! No Donut!

Part two. A week later interview w/Ron Anicich of "Bad Cop! No Donut!" at CKLN 88.1FM in Toronto. This is after Police Chief Julian Fantino charged "Bad Cop! No Donut!" promotes hatred of the police and called for the termination of the show.

Ron and Skidmatk Bob talk about the media attack.

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Police use Taser on man at eatery

AURORA - A 19-year-old man was being held for investigation of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and trespassing after a skirmish with Aurora police Sunday at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant.

Officers used a Taser stun gun to subdue the man, who allegedly refused to show proof that he had paid to be eating food in the restaurant. Aurora police spokesman Larry Martinez said a struggle broke out after police asked the man to step outside the business to resolve the matter.