Sunday, October 01, 2006

Should deputies use Taser weapons before pepper spray?

The Sheriff's Department has issued less-lethal Taser weapons to Ojai-based deputies who have received training for their use. Should these devices be used instead of pepper spray on combatitve suspects who pose an immediate threat?

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember reading the tasers were
intended for behavior involving
mental illness. The department would do well to contact Joyce Wilde from the county C.I.T. department about receiving training
on a less lethal technique.

Pete L.

10/04/2006 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is a "less lethal technique?"
The officers should use whatever tools necessary to protect all involved in an incident.
Stop trying to make more restrictions on the people who risk their lives daily to protect us! Restrict the offenders.

10/08/2006 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It all depends on the circumstances...there is no way that decision can be made until the incident occurs...plus hesitation can get the officer or a citizen killed! Being a cop on the street or in our prisons is a seriously tuff and stressful job!

10/14/2006 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cops have far too much power and no respect for good people and only the rich get justice

10/15/2006 12:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TAXES keep going up more TORTURE TOYS for cops less $$$$ for the ones who worked for it. just DO the job or DONT no one TOLD them to risk thier lives did you ? I didnt every cop i talk to says i love the job. SO STOP COMPLAINING.

10/15/2006 12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

try to not raise criminals and we dont need all of this junk

10/15/2006 12:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO they should use the tools like this 1st nipple clamps than the nightstick then the tasergun then some pepperspray then the 9mm then and only if the other 5 things failed their brain and if the 19yr kid still wont turn down his radio call in the army. anyone herd of overkill.

10/15/2006 12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tasers have been shown to reduce injuries to suspects as well as police officers. They are 100% effective in taking the fight out of a combative suspect. They are medically safe. Pepper spray has its limitations and also has an effect on officers when the wind or other factors cause them to misdirect.

The Sheriff's Dept. has already had several taser deployments with no injuries resulting. In one documented case, the same suspect was about to be tasered for the second time on an unrelated incident, days after his first arrest, and dropped to the ground before deployment only because he did not want to be tased again. The sheer intimidation factor was all it took to take the fight out of him. He was uninjured and the officer did not have to medically retire because of a rough fight.

Tasers are a great thing!

10/18/2006 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

till they are being used on you

10/19/2006 2:13 AM  

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