Disarming Law Enforcement


While criminals continue to increase and improve their weaponry, law enforcement is forced to to surrender theirs. BART officers, in San Francisco have been ordered to turn in their Tasers.

“SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — BART officers have been ordered to turn in their Tasers until they undergo further training.

The officers received the order Thursday afternoon and the top brass is currently collecting the weapons.

BART says they made the decision to retrain because of a recent federal court ruling saying officers can be held liable for injuries they cause.

Taser use by BART officers is also the focal point of former officer Johannes Mehserle’s defense in the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant on New Year’s 2009.

Mehserle has claimed he thought he pulled out his Taser when he instead discharged his gun.”

– KGO-TV/DT

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