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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dan Halsted Talks Tasers with Dateline

Posted by Alex Zielinski on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 12:59 PM

On the heels of the city council awarding Dan Halsted—the man accosted by cops in 2008 who mistook him for a tagger and then Tasered him repeatedly—with a hefty $258,040 for his injuries (and also with a promise to take no further action against the city), Halsted is interviewed by Australian Dateline on the dangers of Taser-toting police officers. Here's the show.

"It's incredible (and embarrassing for our city) that of all the places in the WORLD that the journalist could have traveled to research police using excessive force with Tasers, he came to Portland," writes Halsted in an email. Our reputation is that bad."

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