Taser troubles

Monday, 09 September, 2013

More than 14,700 police are now armed with tasers. Figures due out tomorrow will show that in 2009 there were 3,500 taser deployments, rising to more than 7,000 a year in 2010 and 2011. The police have now been instructed to refrain from using the weapons at point blank range after a surge in complaints, reports The Guardian and The Times. The Independent Police Complaints Commission will soon be publishing a review into the use of Tasers, focusing on their use in confined spaces and against vulnerable people.

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