Police officers in Rotterdam, Amersfoort in Zwolle participating in an experiment in arming police officers with tasers, are satisfied with the weapon in general. Since the experiment was launched in February, the nearly 300 officers armed with electric shock weapons used the tasers on suspects 34 times and threatened them with it another 78 times, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Zwolle police used a taser in an arrest for the first time on Saturday while they were arresting an "aggressive" drunk refusing to follow police orders, the police said in a statement.
At around 3:45 p.m. on Saturday the police responded to reports of a drunk man acting aggressively towards passersby and destroying items on the Rodetorenplein in Zwolle. At the scene police officers recognized the 29-year-old man as someone whose been frequently arrested for public drunkenness and is known to resist arrest.
Amersfoort man Derk was worked to the ground and tasered by the police in his apartment building during the early hours of Wednesday morning. He broke his arm in the process. He soon turned out to be an innocent bystander, but the police still believe the use of the taser was justified, RTL Nieuws reports.
Information about Prime Minister Mark Rutte and military airbase Volkel was found in the home of 23-year-old Eindhoven terror suspect Hasan A., the Public Prosecutor revealed in court on Thursday. Hasan A. is standing trial on suspicion of preparing for terrorist actions, AD reports.
The Dutch police are launching an experiment next week in which police officers in Rotterdam, Zwolle and Amersfoort will be equipped with tasers. In the coming weeks over 300 officers will undergo a two day training course on how to use a taser safely, and will then be allowed to use the weapon on the street if necessary, NOS reports.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested at Schiphol airport on Wednesday night for having a taser and a bag of fake money on his person, the Koninklijke Marechaussee announced on their Facebook page.
The Koninklijke Marechaussee is a policing force that works as a part of the Dutch army. It is responsible for border security, including security at airports.
According to the Marechaussee, customs officers found a flashlight on the boy which turned out to be a taser. They called in the Marechaussee, who arrested the boy and found 51 fake 50 euro notes on him.
An elderly, disabled couple was violently robbed in their home on Stieltjestraat in Amstelveen late last month. The police released more information about the case on Opsporing Verzocht in the hopes that tips from the public will lead to a resolution.
A 30-year-old man from Goirle was arrested on Saturday with a loaded gun in his car. The police searched his house and found and seized a taser, a balaclava, a bulletproof vest and 500 bullets for the gun, the police said in a statement on Sunday.
Two Breda men were arrested on Thursday after the police searched their home and discovered a cannabis plantation, a fake firearm, a taser and ammunition
An aggressive man was arrested in Etten-Leur during the early hours of Sunday morning. He tried to stab a cafe employee and then tried to force his way into the locked cafe with a big knife and a taser. The police fired two warning shots during the arrest.
A man stabbed two women in Utrecht on Sunday night and then tried to commit suicide by stabbing himself and jumping off the Koppel bridge over the A12, according to the police.
Three robbers forced their way into a mental health institution on Mendelsshonstraat, Tilburg on Tuesday morning, threatened two employees with a taser and took off with a small amount of money.
Police found a man with severe face injuries in a house in the North Holland village of Loosdrecht Thursday. Early rumors circulated that witnesses saw police shoot him, but a statement on the Gooi en Vechtstreek police's Twitter account denied this.
In a large-scale raid in spy shop One2spy on the Admiraal de Ruijterweg in De Baarsjes and 8 other properties, and a shed in the Amsterdam area, police arrested 13 men and seized weapons and illegal goods.
A 24-year-old man from Leusden, near Amersfoort, was severely beaten by a large group this weekend.The police are looking for witnesses.