SSCC #321–Portland

Police took down Dan Halsted while he was just innocently walking home. The officer stunned Halsted five times with a Taser in the back because he thought he sprayed some graffiti.

Then when the officer realized that he screwed up what did he do?

"The arresting officer in his police report, he made up a whole other story and said that I had been running down the street with a couple other people."

Don’t worry though if you live in Portland:

The settlement comes not long after a city audit recommended police limit the times a person’s stunned. Most police agencies train officers to stun suspects up to three times.

Portland police doesn’t comment on lawsuits but said officers just completed refresher training on Tasers.

Because that totally solves the problem of out of control police officers that obviously have zero restraint.

State Sponsored Criminal Count 321: Portland Police Officer John Doe

Because someone running away from you while you’re acting aggressive is an excuse to continually use force.

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Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

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