CBC and Canadian Press, Taser Series

The CBC and The Canadian Press teamed up in 2008 to build a database of RCMP Taser use, based on paper use-of-force reports obtained through access to legislation.  The data work was essential to the team winning the 2008 Michener Award for outstanding public service journalism. The reporters found that the Mounties often Tasered subjects multiple times.  They made their database available online for public searches.