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UK – Police using taser guns on those at harm to themselves (2012-12-25)

Posted on December 25 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police are using Taser guns on vulnerable people who are threatening to commit suicide or harm themselves. Mental health charities criticised police chiefs for the “completely inappropriate” actions on people in “great mental distress”. In the last three years at least police had used Tasers on at least 78 people to stop […]

UK: – Taser use on mentally ill slammed [by mental health charities ] (2012-12-25)

Posted on December 25 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police forces have come under fire from mental health charities – the most prestigious in Britain – after new figures revealed a wide use of Taser guns on people threatening to self harm. Dozens of incidents were recorded of Tasers being used by police to stop people committing suicide or harming themselves […]