Sunday, 11 February 2018

Tasers used on vulnerable patients

"Police drew, aimed or fired Tasers in mental health hospitals, wards, and clinics 58 times in the first six months of figures being recorded."

"The government says a Taser should be a last resort - but campaigners say they should never be used in such settings."

"The data, from 43 UK area forces, covers the six months to September 2017, when Tasers were fired 22 times."

"Three used Tasers on people under 17. On two of those occasions the Taser was fired, once at a 15-year-old girl."

"The Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Met Police were the only UK area forces that failed to respond to BBC Radio 5 live's Freedom of Information request."

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