Safe Mode: On
Quebec orders police to turn in Tasers

Province recalls 167 weapons after some stun guns malfunctioned in testing.

The Quebec government is gradually pulling all its Taser stun guns off the street for testing after new lab results revealed problems with some of the weapons.

Quebec was the first province to order testing of the stun guns after a CBC/Radio-Canada investigation showed some used by Canadian police did not meet the manufacturer's specifications.

The province sent 52 stun guns made before 2005 to an independent lab for testing. Five of them performed outside normal range.

With the results in hand, Quebec Public Security Minister Jacques Dupuis ordered all of the province's police departments to send their Taser stun guns to the lab for testing. The recall affects 167 weapons.

"I want the experts to check those guns. If they are malfunctioning, they should be taken out [of use]," Dupuis said Friday.

Loading the player ...
Embed CodeSwitch Player
Plays: 7648 (Embed: 0)

Added: Mar-28-2009 
By: Gr8virtue
In:
News
Tags: Quebec, orders, police, turn, in, Taser, Canada, investigation,
Views: 9839 | Comments: 11 | Votes: 1 | Favorites: 0 | Shared: 0 | Updates: 0 | Times used in channels: 1
You need to be registered in order to add comments! Register HERE
Sort by: Newest first | Oldest first | Highest score first
Liveleak opposes racial slurs - if you do spot comments that fall into this category, please report them for us to review.
  • 10% is indeed a rather high rate of out-of-spec Tasers.
    and 50% high would voltage can certainly mess you up for good.

    Posted Mar-28-2009 By 

    (3) | Report

  • tasers are stupid, nothing beats a stick and muscle.

    Posted Mar-28-2009 By 

    (2) | Report

  • Made in the good old USA! Now we know why some folks are being killed by these things. SUE...SUE...SUE! Those weapons in use should be checked daily before duty.

    Posted Mar-28-2009 By 

    (1) | Report

  • Back to the trusty handgun!

    Posted Mar-28-2009 By 

    (0) | Report

  • Comment of user 'RCinPAWA' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Tasers save lives. All this means is people who go on these meth/pcp-crazed rampages will be put in much greater danger. As will the police. This means they'll have to physically fight with them, or hit them with their clubs, or shoot them with their guns.

    A situation that could have been quickly and easily and safely resolved, will now be a major physical confrontation. It's safer to get tased than it is to be punched in the face or hit with a baton.

    Posted Mar-28-2009 By 

    (0) | Report

  • "From now on, you officers will not be allowed to use your Tasers. We will now require that you beat the perpetrator with your batons, and/or shoot them with your firearms. This decision was made with the safety of the suspect in mind. Thank you."

    Posted Mar-29-2009 By 

    (0) | Report

  • The irony here is that officers do indeed maintain their firearms but somehow the taser (as an electrical device)doesn't get the same attention. Kinda like turning your computer on, it may start and the power comes on but could be potentially full of bugs.

    Posted Mar-29-2009 By 

    (0) | Report

  • Leave tasers alone. Their the only thing made in the US anymore.

    Posted Mar-28-2009 By 

    (-1) | Report

  • Quebec is probably the most advanced and civilized part of Americas. Quebec chicks ARE the most advanced and civilized part of Americas.

    Posted Mar-28-2009 By 

    (-3) | Report