Questions raised about Taser use

Alex Massie commenting on The Spectator website today raises the issue of safety and asks the question 'when did it become ok for the police to electrocute children?' New...

25 February 2015

Taser troubles

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...

9 September 2013

Taser trouble

Police officers could face criminal charges after a blind man was shot with a 50,000-volt Taser when his white stick was mistaken for a Samurai sword. Prosecutors confirmed that...