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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Winnipeg police lose another Taser cartridge

February 25, 2010
Gabrielle Giroday, Winnipeg Free Press

WINNIPEG — For the second time in under a week, police have lost another stun gun cartridge in the city.

The public warning came Thursday after a District 3 member carrying a Taser lost the cartridge overnight.

Last weekend, police reported another stun gun cartridge missing after an officer dropped it. Both cartridges were lost in the north-west corner of the city.

"Our Officer Safety Unit is aware of the loss and it is being taken seriously. We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the loss of the cartridge and attempting to locate the equipment," said a prepared statement by the police.

Police said the lost cartridge poses a risk because it could build up static energy if placed in someone's pocket and then discharge probes.

1 comment:

Excited-Delirium.com said...

Static electricity might trigger-off the blasting cap like device that opens the compressed gas that supposedly fires the darts. This technical nonsense is Taser International's sly method of bypassing US Firearms regulations.

We need to highlight the existence of what seems to be an explosive device within each taser cartridge.