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UK – Police confirm use of tasers during Dale Farm eviction (2012-03-15)

Posted on March 15 2012 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASERS were used to evict travellers from their campsite, it is confirmed in an official report. Was this justified? Police fired twice as police secured Dale Farm Travellers site for eviction. The same man, who was threatening officers with a plank of wood with a nail through it, was targeted both times. Seven […]

UK – Police defend using Tasers as officers and bailiffs move in to clear travellers’ site in Essex (2011-10-19)

Posted on October 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Should tasers be used to evict “squatters”? Officers faced claims they used “undue force” during angry clashes at  Dale Farm, where the travellers were being evicted after a 10-year legal battle, which saw Tasers used against two protesters and three arrests made. But Superintendent Trevor Roe, of Essex Police, insisted his force treated […]