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NEW ZEALAND – Mental health Taser shock (2013-06-01)

Posted on June 11 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The psychiatric population is being targeted increasingly by tasers: nearly a third of those hit were considered by police to have mental health issues. The New ZealkandMental Health Foundation had always feared those with mental health problems would be a target for officers using Tasers and the figures confirmed this. There is […]

NEW ZEALAND – Mental health Taser shock [1/3 of those tasered have mental health issues] (2012-01-06)

Posted on January 6 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: It was feared those with mental health problems would be a target for officers using Tasers and the figures confirmed that. Nearly a third of those tasered by the police since March 2010 were considered by police to have mental health issues. Tasers were much more likely (27 per cent) to be […]