Canadian police commissioner says airport officers reassigned after Taser death

There are 2 comments on the International Herald Tribune story from Nov 17, 2007, titled Canadian police commissioner says airport officers reassigned after Taser death. In it, International Herald Tribune reports that:

VANCOUVER, British Columbia : A Canadian federal police commissioner said Saturday that the four officers involved in the death of a Polish immigrant shot by a Taser stun gun at a Canadian airport have been ... via International Herald Tribune

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brian

Surrey, Canada

#1 Nov 17, 2007
When civilians die at the hands of or in custody of the RCMP, it's time to treat the force exactly as was done with another out-of-control band of thugs, the Airborne regiment. Disband them in disgrace.
klaus kaczor

Vancouver, Canada

#2 Nov 17, 2007
These boys followed their training and asked the lead guy if they could use TASERS. I find what they did reprehensible and I was as outraged at first as you were and called it murder.

Upon reflection I see a that the major problem is lack of spontaneous assessment skills, too much reliance on the TASER as a primary control device.

Poor training and lack of proper experience development, rather than rely on tactical conflict procedures and as a one size fits all technique.

Conflict /tension deescalation skills must be taught and always employed in none threatening sittuations until a clear threat, results in different tactics.

Hell you don't understand the way they are trained. They actually did everything by the book if you look at it except assess the threat or rather the lackj thereof, correctly.

Individually they are not as responsible as those who trained them , the system that produced them and allowed them to reach this point without being trained in the proper response to it.

I truly feel that it is far closer to the mark to charge these 4 with murder than to charge those guys up in Mayerthorpe for helping the the damn killer of the 4 mounties.

I also think that had they come clean from the beginning I might not have been so against them.

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