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Monday, May 02, 2011

Cartridge from police taser lost in northwest Winnipeg

The Winnipeg police lost FIVE taser cartridges in 2010.

A couple of comments on this story at the Winnipeg Free Press site raise good points:

"It must be easier to file a report about a lost canister than it is to make up a BS story about why somebody got tazed."

"How often does this have to happen before they tie little strings to them like they do to childrens' mittens?"

May 1, 2011
Winnipeg Free Press

City police are looking for a Taser cartridge that was lost overnight.

Const. Jason Michalyshen says a cartridge for a Taser™ electronic control device became dislodged from a uniform patrol member while on duty in Division 13 (northwest Winnipeg).

The electronic control device unit itself was not lost. This cartridge contains probes on wires which extend when the device is discharged. Efforts are ongoing to locate the cartridge.

Michalyshen said that the cartridge could pose a risk of harm to the public. If the cartridge was to be picked up by an unsuspecting person and carried in a pocket, a build-up of static energy could activate the cartridge, causing the probes to be propelled.

If you find it, contact the Winnipeg Police Service immediately.

1 comment:

Excited-Delirium said...

Perhaps the problem is that taser holsters are designed not by experts, but by corrupt police officers as a quid pro quo for their infiltration of the decision making bodies?