Media Coverage

Andrew J. Scott III, former Chief of Police for Boca Raton, Florida, is frequently interviewed by the media on current news topics relating to police car chases, excessive use of force, electro-muscular disruption devices (EMDD), and TASER® weapons. Recent quotes appear below.


National Public Radio (NPR), March 22, 2012

“Police Chief In Sanford, Fla. To Step Aside. Chief Bill Lee says he has become a distraction in the Trayvon Martin case”

By Audi Cornish and Robert Siegel

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The Ledger, Lakeland, FL, March 16, 2012

Autopsy concludes police restraints killed Winter Haven man; Winter Haven’s Adam Johnson died after repeated jolts from a Taser

Editor’s note: This story, about the death of a Florida man after he was subjected to four activations of an Electronic Control Weapon (ECW), including one lasting 31 seconds, states that a TASER International spokesman “disputes [PERF] findings about the length and number of shocks that are safe.” See also the related item in 3/16/12 Clips, a TASER memorandum from 2011.

By Rick Rousos

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Orlando Sentinel, March 10, 2012

“Sheriff changes use-of-force policy after review of deputy-involved shootings”

By Jeff Weiner

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CBC News, Niagra-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, October 31, 2011

“Ontario Police Chase Allegedly Stolen Truck for Five Hours”

Connect with Mark Kelly Program

Mr. Scott appears at 24:04

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Tampa Bay Online, July 17, 2011

Dade City Police Still Seek Accreditation.

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The Press Enterprise, Riverside, CA, June 20, 2011

“Many Cities Weighing Police vs. Sheriff”

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Seattle Weekly, February 23, 2011

“Cops Gone Wild”

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The Ledger, January 12, 2011

“State Accreditation 2 Years Away for Lakeland Police Department”

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TheLedger.com, June 12, 2010

“Paul Leslie’s Record Raises Questions About Polk Sheriff’s Policies”

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IndyStar.com, June 12, 2010

“Civic leaders: Remake IMPD internal affairs”

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