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UK – Home Office Report: Police use of Taser statistics, England and Wales, 2009 to 2011 (2013-09-10)

Posted on September 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The report 0f taser use by UK Police issued by the Homew Office on 10 September 2013. The 3 main findings of taser use 2009-2011: Total police use of TASER has increased year on year from 2009 to 2011; the proportion of TASER where the ‘highest use’ is ‘fired’ remained constant through […]

UK – London Metropolitan Police fired Taser in one-third of deployments, official figures show (2013-09-10)

Posted on September 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY/ COMMENTS : London Metropolitan Police officers fired stun guns at suspects in almost a third of cases where the devices were drawn, official figures have revealed – about 10 per cent more of the time than was average across England and Wales. The government figures show that the most popular use of Taser by […]

UK – What does the rise in taser usage across England and Wales tell us? (2013-09-10)

Posted on September 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : This post explains police use of tasers in the UK. The data just released by the Home Office show that incidents involving tasers had more than doubled between 2009 and 2010, from roughly 3,128 in 2009 to 6,649 in 2010. The number of incidents recorded in 2011 was even higher at […]

UK – Police officers fire Taser FIVE times every day: Increase in officers relying on weapons after use more than doubles since 2009 (2013-09-09)

Posted on September 9 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Number of confrontations involving Tasers doubled between 2009 and 2011. There has been huge investment in the weapons in past decade. Experts say an officer will only draw weapon once every two years. Critics say British police officers being ‘armed by stealth’]] Daily Mail, by Chris Greenwood and Jack Doyle Tasers […]

SWITZERLAND – La police zurichoise renforce son équipement en tasers [Zurich Police getting more tasers] (2013-08-25)

Posted on August 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Zurich cantonal police will have greater access to tasers (130 officers are trained, 430 more are to be trained). They’ve had tasers and, says a spokesperson: “In many cases the taser has replaced a firearm”, the taser being used 5 or 10 times a year only, mostly against suspects holding […]

USA – Augusta, Maine: Threat of Taser use often enough for deputies. Devices often not used when deputies pull (2013-05-19)

Posted on May 19 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : This is a rare case of a US police statement that the presentation of a taser – defined as “use” in the United Kingdom & New Zealand – may be sufficient to restrain a suspect – but still the taser was discharged in 32/68 times it was drawn last year.]] Augusta […]

AUSTRALIA – Western Australia Greens: Stun guns have not reduced police use of firearms (2011-09-26)

Posted on September 26 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The rate at which police draw their firearms in New South Wales has not decreased over the past four years despite growing use of stun guns, the Green Party is pointing out. ”If stun guns were genuinely being used in place of firearms, then police use of firearms would be decreasing.” Tasers were […]