Bribe Accusations By Multiple US Cities Against Taser

By: IPVM Team, Published on Jun 17, 2016

One company is dominating the body camera business - Taser.

The stun gun leader aims to grow a VSaaS powerhouse and take over one of the fastest growing video surveillance niches.

However, 6 US cities have made various allegations against Taser about improper behavior, including bribes. In this note, we overview issues with each of the cities (in CA, LA, NM, TN, TX and UT) and examine the threat to Taser.

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********* ** ** ******* titled "**-*.*. ****** ***** ********* Took ****** **** ***** During *** *** **** Cameras" ****** ***** *** ******* ********* ******** consulting **** **** *****. Other ********** ********* ******** trips, *****, *** * party ** * *** Diego *********.  ***** ******** a **-*** ******** **** the **** ** ****** officer **** *******.

******** *********** ******* *** Taser ** *********** *** ***** *******.

Forth *****:

****** ****** ***** ******* Halstead ********* $*.** ***** of **** ******* *** services **** ***** **** a **-*** ********.  ***** paid *** ******** ***** for ******** [**** ** longer *********] ** *******, Miami *** ******.

Los *******:

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*******:

***** ** ***** ******* in * ******* ** using ****** *** ************ ** *** * ******** with *** ****.  ******* purchased ** *** **** of ******* *** ******* unused, ******** ******* ** the ****.

New *******:

****** ****** ********** ****** ****** a ********** *** ***** shortly ***** *** **** purchased **** ******* **** Taser.  *** ******* ** named ** * ******* that******* ****** ** ****** officials ******** ** *** ******** of ***** *******.

Salt **** ****:

****** ***** ***** ******* purchased *** **** ******* and ******* ******** **** Taser ** * **-*** process.  

******* *** ******** *** *** ************ *** ************ **** Taser, ****** ** *** received ******** ***** **** Taser ** ***** ** ****** [link ** ****** *********] ***** Taser's **** *******.

* **** ********** ********** the ***** ** *** city ** ******* ****** as * ********* *** Taser.

Taser Initiated "Cooling *** ******" *** ***********

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Competitor **** ****** ********** ** ********

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** ******** ** *** patent *******, ******* **** has **** **** ******** in *********** ******* ***** *** bribery

** **** ******* **** did $20M in *******, ** ******** to *****'* $**** ** ***** *******, with $*** **** *** Axon **** ****** ********.

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**** ******* *** ************ a **** ******* *** lucrative ******, **** ****** annual ********* ******* ** hundreds ** ******** ** stake. If ***** ** ********** by ***** *********** *** the ******* *******, ** could ******* ** *********** for ****** ** ***** up ** **** **** in **** *****.

Comments (6)

It's about time this came out

For background on how this company operates, I would urge you to see the documentary "Killing Them Safely".

......and the City of Orlando booted them out last summer!

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