Waveland takes tasers from officers after 3 new lawsuits

Posted: December 21, 2010 by scaryhouse in Bad Cops, Local Issues, Police Misconduct, Terrible Wrongs - Other Cases, Uncategorized

By Danielle Thomas

WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) – Waveland police officers are no longer carrying tasers after the city was hit with multiple lawsuits alleging police misconduct this week.

Mayor David Garcia said over the last few days three lawsuits were filed against Waveland. In one suit, a woman claims that Waveland officers roughed her up, broke her nose and tased her. She say the incident happened in February when she was four months pregnant.

Mayor Garcia said he decided on Thursday to take the tasers away from the police department while the allegations are under investigation.

In recent years, Waveland has been hit with three other lawsuits alleging police abuse involving tasers. Mayor Garcia said his administration will review the police department’s policies regarding the use of tasers before deciding if they will be returned to the officers.

via Waveland takes tasers from officers after 3 new lawsuits – WLOX-TV and WLOX.com – The News for South Mississippi.

  1. ernie says:

    the tasers were 1 of the best things that the city could have now from the stories i hear from the cops themselves n witnesses that wont come fourth that the cops had every right 2 use them.A taser gives the officer complete well almost complete control over a situation.Exp,an officer gets into a situatin where he/she has 2 b phsycal would u rather him/her 2 have the taser are put his/her hands on the accelent leaving their side arm and other defense weapons exposed.Granted they do have pepper spray but that not only gets 1 person it gets everyone in the surrounding area and that leaves the officers blind and the accalent.So u make the decsion im for the tasers all the way


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