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February 3, 2010
Taser guns — should we outlaw them? Should we use them, but cautiously (“Taser use examined,” Jan. 9)? Tough questions to answer, the police can use them carelessly and cause the death of an innocent man or he can save the life of an innocent man who’s been threatened. There’s a decision by a federal appellate court that would establish legal precedents for the use of Tasers by officers. If it stands, that’s the law. Tasers are generally used when an officer is confronted with a violent and threatening suspect after a warning has been given.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | June 13, 2012
A 22-year-old Tujunga man who was acting paranoid, prompting Burbank police to use a Taser to subdue him after he refused to stop fleeing on Monday, may not face criminal charges. The man, whose identity was not released due to his unknown mental state, was taken into custody Monday after he ran from police officers who were trying to hold him for allegedly taking a woman's cell phone. Sgt. Darin Ryburn said the man called police from IKEA in downtown Burbank around 4:45 p.m. to report that “someone was following him and wanted to harm him.” The man made the call after “borrowing” a phone from a 24-year-old woman.
NEWS
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | March 23, 2012
A 62-year-old man who allegedly taunted Burbank police to shoot and kill him after firing off a round inside an apartment Wednesday night was arrested after officers used “less lethal” sponge bullets and a Taser to subdue him. The man, Jahanbakhsh Azhdarinezhad, was arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats and the negligent discharge of a firearm after officers responded to the apartment in the 600 block of Harvard Road, Burbank police...
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | August 15, 2009
CITY CENTER — A 20-year-old transient accused of trying to grab the guns off two police officers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to four felony theft-related charges in Burbank Superior Court. Jerriel Ellison Sanders is being held on $100,000 bail in Los Angeles County jail after wrestling with an officer for his gun Monday inside a McDonald’s restaurant in the 1100 block of San Fernando Boulevard, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | January 9, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Local law enforcement agencies plan to amend their training programs to include the findings of a federal appellate court that ruled a Coronado police officer used excessive force when he Tased an unarmed, nonviolent man during a traffic stop. If it stands, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling would establish legal precedent for when officers are allowed to use Tasers, forcing some law enforcement agencies to reexamine policies concerning their use of the nonlethal weapons, experts said.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | September 10, 2008
BURBANK — Despite a visit by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and raucous demonstrations by local teachers, last week was quiet in Burbank — at least according to the Police Department. Officials in the city’s law enforcement unit reported that since Taser guns debuted Sept. 1, not one officer has been forced to press the nonlethal weapon into action. “Frankly it’s surprising,” Sgt. Thor Merich said. “We contacted 50 police departments in California and the United States to find out the good, the bad and what we can expect.
LOCAL
November 30, 2008
Burbank police arrested a 44-year-old resident Friday afternoon, using a Taser to subdue the man in his home after officers said he was drunk in public and resisting arrest. Four officers with the Burbank Police Department responded to the 2200 block of N. Niagra St. after repeated complaints from homeowners that resident Ferezha Krmyzyan was yelling at drivers who had parked in front of his home, police said. Officers, who arrived at 4:05 p.m., asked Krmyzyan to stay inside his home, citing his alleged public intoxication, Sgt. Robert Quesada said.
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | March 11, 2011
Burbank police were forced to use a Taser gun to subdue a naked 43-year-old woman Thursday afternoon after she attacked the officers outside her apartment on the 900 block of West Angeleno Avenue. Neighbors called Burbank police at 2:32 p.m. to report that the woman, who officials did not identify, was throwing items at car windows, according to the police report. When officers arrived and confronted the woman, she told them a man inside her home was causing her to act erratically, said police Sgt. Robert Quesada.
LOCAL
December 3, 2008
Police use Taser on allegedly drunk man Burbank police arrested a 44-year-old resident Friday afternoon, using a Taser to subdue the man in his home after officers said he was drunk in public and resisting arrest. Four officers with the Burbank Police Department responded to the 2200 block of North Niagra Street after repeated complaints from homeowners that resident Ferezha Krmyzyan was yelling at drivers who had parked in front of his home, police said. Officers, who arrived at 4:05 p.m., asked Krmyzyan to stay inside his home, citing his alleged public intoxication, Sgt. Robert Quesada said.
NEWS
October 9, 2010
The following were taken from reports filed with the Burbank Police Department. AREA 1 1100 block of North Sparks Street At 1:05 p.m. on Sept. 30, a man wearing a bike helmet entered a Burbank woman's garage and left with a plastic bag containing 36 rolls of toilet paper. The resident confronted the man, who apologized and fled down the alley. Police were unable to locate the man, who was described as in his 20s, Latino, with a medium build and short dark hair.
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THE818NOW
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | June 13, 2012
A 22-year-old Tujunga man who was acting paranoid, prompting Burbank police to use a Taser to subdue him after he refused to stop fleeing on Monday, may not face criminal charges. The man, whose identity was not released due to his unknown mental state, was taken into custody Monday after he ran from police officers who were trying to hold him for allegedly taking a woman's cell phone. Sgt. Darin Ryburn said the man called police from IKEA in downtown Burbank around 4:45 p.m. to report that “someone was following him and wanted to harm him.” The man made the call after “borrowing” a phone from a 24-year-old woman.
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NEWS
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | March 23, 2012
A 62-year-old man who allegedly taunted Burbank police to shoot and kill him after firing off a round inside an apartment Wednesday night was arrested after officers used “less lethal” sponge bullets and a Taser to subdue him. The man, Jahanbakhsh Azhdarinezhad, was arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats and the negligent discharge of a firearm after officers responded to the apartment in the 600 block of Harvard Road, Burbank police...
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | March 11, 2011
Burbank police were forced to use a Taser gun to subdue a naked 43-year-old woman Thursday afternoon after she attacked the officers outside her apartment on the 900 block of West Angeleno Avenue. Neighbors called Burbank police at 2:32 p.m. to report that the woman, who officials did not identify, was throwing items at car windows, according to the police report. When officers arrived and confronted the woman, she told them a man inside her home was causing her to act erratically, said police Sgt. Robert Quesada.
FEATURES
February 3, 2010
Taser guns — should we outlaw them? Should we use them, but cautiously (“Taser use examined,” Jan. 9)? Tough questions to answer, the police can use them carelessly and cause the death of an innocent man or he can save the life of an innocent man who’s been threatened. There’s a decision by a federal appellate court that would establish legal precedents for the use of Tasers by officers. If it stands, that’s the law. Tasers are generally used when an officer is confronted with a violent and threatening suspect after a warning has been given.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | January 9, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Local law enforcement agencies plan to amend their training programs to include the findings of a federal appellate court that ruled a Coronado police officer used excessive force when he Tased an unarmed, nonviolent man during a traffic stop. If it stands, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling would establish legal precedent for when officers are allowed to use Tasers, forcing some law enforcement agencies to reexamine policies concerning their use of the nonlethal weapons, experts said.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | August 15, 2009
CITY CENTER — A 20-year-old transient accused of trying to grab the guns off two police officers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to four felony theft-related charges in Burbank Superior Court. Jerriel Ellison Sanders is being held on $100,000 bail in Los Angeles County jail after wrestling with an officer for his gun Monday inside a McDonald’s restaurant in the 1100 block of San Fernando Boulevard, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
LOCAL
November 30, 2008
Burbank police arrested a 44-year-old resident Friday afternoon, using a Taser to subdue the man in his home after officers said he was drunk in public and resisting arrest. Four officers with the Burbank Police Department responded to the 2200 block of N. Niagra St. after repeated complaints from homeowners that resident Ferezha Krmyzyan was yelling at drivers who had parked in front of his home, police said. Officers, who arrived at 4:05 p.m., asked Krmyzyan to stay inside his home, citing his alleged public intoxication, Sgt. Robert Quesada said.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | September 10, 2008
BURBANK — Despite a visit by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and raucous demonstrations by local teachers, last week was quiet in Burbank — at least according to the Police Department. Officials in the city’s law enforcement unit reported that since Taser guns debuted Sept. 1, not one officer has been forced to press the nonlethal weapon into action. “Frankly it’s surprising,” Sgt. Thor Merich said. “We contacted 50 police departments in California and the United States to find out the good, the bad and what we can expect.
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