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The Taser Letters: PBA Puts Rye PD “On Written Notice”

Taser X26 gun in holster on officer In the second Taser Letter, Thomas Troetti, attorney for the Rye Police Association, in a letter to Rye Police Commissioner William Connors and Assistant City Manager Scott Pickup, says officers may have to use physical force as a result of an inability to use the department tasers. "There is no holder even available for use." says the letter. It continues:

"Please know that the PBA is putting you on written notice that because the members of this Police Department do not have ready available access to the Tasers, under the appropriate circumstances, members of the PBA may have to resort to more physical force than is reasonably necessary within the continuum of force.

While it is not our intention to enhance the legal liability of the City of Rye should one of the members of the PBA, or the general public, be seriously injured the PBA must officially "go on record" that it has exhausted all means to convince you to finally deploy these Tasers."

View Taser Letter Two – Page 1 and Page 2.

Tomorrow MyRye.com continues with more from The Taser Letters…

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Why would a police officer use “more physical force than is reasonably necessary….”? thus “enhancing” the City of Rye’s legal liability?

  2. that means if an Officer uses deadly physical force and takes a life by being forced to use his firearm and after wards when its brought to light in an investigation or by Lawyers in a federal or civil suit that the Officer had another less than lethal option available as per departmental procedures. that option and procedure, the TASER ( locked in the car or in the safe at HQ) could have potentially diffused the situation if it were available, with out using deadly physical force (firearm) and taking a life. Thus enhancing the Cities legal liability

  3. “more physical force than is reasonably necessary….”

    Now there’s a liberal for ya. What seems to be reasonable force at one point in time could quickly turn into not nearly enough a split second later. Screw Tasers, let them use their guns.

  4. Officer Franco- even I have read the general policy- shift supervisor will have holster possession of the taser.
    It will not be locked in the safe.
    I hope you pass the certification test.
    Question- Does City Council candidate T. Chittenden, with his injured arm, require certification or is the PBA going to wine about this requirement.

  5. Officer Franco –

    Can you tell me how many times a PO has had to unholster a weapon for a human threat (not a half-dead deer or suspected rabid animal), and how many shots have been fired by police in the last 5 years (again, not to dispatch wildlife).

    Rye ain’t exactly the Wild Wild West.

  6. It’s funny BUT, when fighting wars against al-Qaeda, Americans endorse using “Shock and Awe” as the strategy. Meanwhile, when fighting wars against domestic crime Americans like using “The Three Little Bears” strategy. We don’t want to use too much force, we don’t want to use too little force, we just want the force that is used to be JUST RIGHT.

  7. AGAIN-THIS DIALOGUE IS PATHETIC AND GETTING WORSE!
    YOU BONEHEADS ARE WORRIED ABOUT LIABILITY COSTS TO THE TAX PAYERS??
    GET W/THE PROGRAM!!!
    WHY DON’T YOU CHECK INTO WHAT IT HAS COST THE TAX PAYERS SO FAR FOR THE INJURED OFFICERS STILL OUT ON DISABILITY FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED WHILE ON DUTY THAT A TASER WOULD HAVE PREVENTED!
    YOU PEOPLE ARE A JOKE AND ALWAYS FIGHTING THE WRONG FIGHT!

    AND WHILE YOUR CHECKING YOUR FIGURES….. ADD UP WHAT IT COSTS THE TAX PAYERS FOR A CITY MANAGEMENT POSITION($400,000),WHAT WE PAY FOR INADEQUATE & INCOMPETENT LIEUTENANTS & COMMISSIONER CONNORS! AND DON’T FORGET TO CHECK ON THEIR MISMANAGEMENT AND SEE WHAT THAT HAS COSTS US IN OVERTIME!!! ONE MORE THING… DON’T FORGET WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING ALL THIS BURDEN TO THE TAX PAYERS OF RYE…. THAT’S RIGHT THE ONE & ONLY MAYOR OTIS!!!

  8. NTOUCH –

    Chittenten got his hand injured putting up that “speed calming device”. How would a taser have prevented that injury? The only way I can see that happening is if Chittenten had tasered himself before he tried to do something by brute strength rather than using leverage.

  9. Don’t Bro,
    If you have a personal vandeta against someone try confronting that person. I was not speaking of Mr. Chittenden smart ass! Why do you automatically assume that?

  10. NTOUCH –

    So enlighten us, great one, how many dollars would have been saved if officers had the tasers on duty? What do we pay for the alleged inadequate and incompetent lieutenants and commissioner? How much would the city save if we were to eliminate police overtime?

  11. Don’t Bro,
    Overtime costs- over$500,000.
    City Manager $400,000.
    2 Lieutenants apprx $300,000.
    CONNORS WAY 2 MUCH
    Officers out on disability from injuries caused by NON-USE of a taser – too scared to look!

    Hopefully someone with more exact #’s will read this and correct it to further put you @ ease. Although the #’s I have presented to you should be enough to tell the story of how poorly this city & P.D. is managed!

  12. lol…so overtime will cease if a Taser is deployed???

    We can get rid of two City Managers because a Taser is deployed?

    We can let go both Lieutenants because a Taser is deployed?

    We can forgo a police commisionion because a Taser is deployed?

    What’s next — reduction of snow removal costs???

  13. Great idea! Tase the snow! And next time there’s lots of rain – tase the sky, and we’ll avoid flooding! Taxpayers – tase your tax bills! Children – tase your homework!

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