#1Feb 15th, 2008
Montreal police break rules on using stun guns
Documents obtained through access to information requests show that of the 53 occasions in which Montreal police fired stun guns in 2006 and 2007, 11 did not meet the force's criteria for using Tasers.
Incident reports show that police used stun guns on people who refused to comply or who put up passive physical resistance.
Montreal public security guidelines say police should use stun guns only on aggressive people, or suspects who actively resist arrest.