UK – Police taser naked woman seen in Liverpool city centre ‘armed with a knife damaging cars’ (2014-04-08)

Published on April 8 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Using tasers to control a woman in psychiatric crisis? An emotionally disturbed woman, “running amok” naked among parked cars at 4.30 a.m. was “restrained with a taser”. Is this the most appropriate intervention?]]

Liverpool Echo, by Alan Selby

Woman wearing nothing but shoes restrained by officers at 4.30am

A ‘naked’ woman was tasered after apparently running amok in a Liverpool street early this morning.

Police were called to Greek Street, off London Road, in Liverpool city centre , after reports a woman armed with a knife was damaging cars in the area.

The ECHO understands the 32-year-old woman was wearing nothing but shoes.

After they arrived on the scene at about 4.30am she then allegedly started attacking police cars, so officers used a Taser to restrain her.

The woman, from Edge Hill , was taken to hospital for a medical assessment afterwards, and the incident referred to Merseyside Police’s professional standards department for routine investigation.

The road was cordoned off this morning as an investigations was launched.




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