Archive for the 'Pro-Tect Systems (UK)' Category

UK – Raoul Moat: Taser company boss did not kill himself, inquest finds (2011-06-02)

Posted on June 2 2011 by admin


UK – Taser contract criticised by Home Affairs Committee MPs (2011-03-07)

Posted on April 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: MPs “call it ‘unacceptable that there appears to be confusion’ over which Tasers are allowed to be supplied.” They also highlight the severe problem of “‘a monopoly supplier business model in police procurement’ and note that the new official Taser supplier consists of ‘more or less identical personnel operating in the same […]

UK – Police use of Tasers – House of Commons Home Affairs Committee (2011-03-07)

Posted on March 7 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: The British House of Commons committee is highly critical of the procedure by which the rejection of the original provider of tasers ( Pro-Tect Systems Ltd) due to distribution of X12 Tasers and XREP ammunition before these had been approved by the Home Office, simply changed its name (to Tactical Safety Responses Ltd) to become a “new company” – […]

UK – Taser Sales Under Scrutiny After Sky Probe (2011-02-14)

Posted on February 14 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Small world …. “The sale of controversial Taser stun guns to police forces in the UK is under scrutiny following a Sky News investigation…. Pro-Tect Systems Co. lost its licence after delivering untested X12 shotguns to police officers who then fired them at fugitive Raoul Moat in Rothbury…. Having revoked Pro-Tect’s permission […]

UK – Parliamentary Committee grills Home Office officials – MPs shocked at Taser supplier overlap (2010-12-15)

Posted on December 15 2010 by admin

The Register, Jane Fae Ozimek … A parliamentary committee challenged the Home Office’s choice of Taser provider to the UK Police, questioning whether the new supplier was a little too closely linked to the previous one. The matter arose during a meeting of the Home Affairs Select Committee, which last week reviewed Home Office policy […]

UK – Taser deal ‘wasn’t rushed’ insists Home Office (2010-12-08)

Posted on December 8 2010 by admin

Journal Live …. HOME Office bosses yesterday denied a “shotgun marriage” had been used to get a firm in place to avoid Taser shortages. The claims were made by MPs after it emerged staff from the firm which lost its licence for supplying weapons used in a police stand-off with Raoul Moat would work for […]

UK – Tactical Safety Responses Gains UK TASER Authorisation Despite Links to Struck-Off Pro-Tec (2010-12-08)

Posted on December 8 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Richard Taylor is a social activist-blogger in Cambridge UK. One os his issues is taser legislation. Here he lays into the UK government’s award of an ‘authorisation’ to handle TASER weapons to a company called Tactical Safety Responses Limited, which is just a make-over of the previous supplier, Pro-Tect, which the government […]

UK – ‘Shotgun marriage’ claim over new Taser firm (2010-12-07)

Posted on December 7 2010 by admin

The Independent … Staff from the Taser firm stripped of its licence after its weapons were used in the stand-off with gunman Raoul Moat will be working for the new company set up as its sole replacement in the UK, Home Office officials said today. Pro-Tect Systems will be replaced by start-up firm Tactical Safety […]

UK – Raoul Moat Taser company director ‘kills himself’ (2010-10-01)

Posted on October 1 2010 by admin

The director of operations of the firm which supplied the Tasers used during the stand-off with gunman Raoul Moat is understood to have killed himself. Former police officer Peter Boatman, of the Daventry firm Pro-Tect, was found dead on Friday morning, h business partner said.

UK – Policeman will profit from Tasers (2005-10-30 reprinted 2010-10-01)

Posted on October 1 2010 by admin

Following the apparent suicide of Pro-Tect manager Peter Boatman after releasing untested weapons to police in the final minutes of Raoul Moat’s life … the Sunday Times provides some background from a 2005 article … THE American manufacturer of Taser, the controversial stun gun, gave the exclusive British distribution rights to a senior serving police officer who helped win Home Office approval for the weapon. Inspector Peter Boatman had a 50% share in a company that sold Tasers at the same time as devising Britain’s first police training programme for the use of weapons.

UK – Tasers: Police must not be allowed to rely on ‘discretion’ to use unapproved XREP weapons (2010-09-29)

Posted on September 29 2010 by admin

Amnesty International has expressed grave concern that the Taser XREP projectile and X12 shot gun were used without having gone through the official weapons testing and approval process. The organisation expressed its concern following the recent revelation that the weapons distribution company – Pro-Tect Systems – had issued the police these weapons without Home Office […]

UK – Pro-Tect taser operations director: ‘I’ve been Tasered 200 times’ (2007-04-16)

Posted on April 16 2007 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The UK taser importer makes the taser shock sound painles: “Certainly, it’s uncomfortable, but no more painful than a cramp. You don’t feel the probes going in. The first thing you notice is the muscles in between them spasming, and then the rest of your body seizes up. As soon as the […]

UK – Taser expects surge in sales to Britain’s police (2005-08-01)

Posted on August 1 2005 by admin

The Times, James Doran August 1, 2005 THE US company that makes the stun-gun used in the arrest of one of the London bomb suspects is expecting a surge in sales because of demands that all British police officers be equipped with a Taser. The weapon, which stuns a person with a 50,000-volt charge, is […]