Tasers

The Number Of Children Being Tasered By Police Is Very Troubling...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

The man who put stun guns in the hands of British police has called for their use to be questioned following the release of new statistics. Former ...

Christopher Salmon PCC for Powys Constabulary

Clive Norman | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Clive Norman

When I joined all those years back I was sure that the UK Police should be unarmed. Now I can hear the cogs whirring. Ah, but now having been shot and had colleagues and friends lose their lives, you have now changed your mind! Actually no.

'Who On Earth Thinks Tasers Will Deter Terrorists?'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK

All front-line police officers should be armed with a Taser because of the heightened security threat, the head of the Police Federation has said, but...

Protest Turns Ugly: Warwick Students Tear-Gassed and Threatened With Tasers

Natasha Clark | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Clark

Students have been arrested, sprayed with tear gas and threatened with tasers at the University of Warwick, after a peaceful education protest turned violent on Wednesday.

WATCH: US Soldier Gets Tasered, Grabs A Handful

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Comedy

In which a US Air Force soldier gets tasered as part of her training... and she's not the only one who feels it. (Via Daily Picks And Flicks)...

Tasers Should Be Properly Regulated, Not Rolled Out

Kate Allen | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK
Kate Allen

This morning the Office of National Statistics revealed the long-delayed force-by-force breakdown of taser usage for 2010 and 2011. The figures make grim reading.

Grave Concern Or Useful Tool?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK

The use of Tasers by police forces in England and Wales has more than doubled over two years, raising concerns from lawyers and human rights groups. ...

Man Dies After Being Tasered

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK

A man has died after police shot him with a Taser, Greater Manchester Police have said. The 23-year-old suffered a "medical episode" and died after...

Victim Of French Alps Attack 'Had Illegal Taser Stun Gun In UK Home'

The Mirror | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK

A man who was gunned down in his car alongside his dentist wife and her mother in the French Alps owned an illegal Taser stun gun, it has been reveale...

Police Defend Tasering 79-Year-Old Woman

PA | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK

A police force has defended the decision to Taser a 79-year-old woman who had stabbed her husband because she was struggling to cope with caring for h...

'Dangerously Out Of Control' Dog Tasered And Shot Dead By Police After Attack On Girl, 12

PA | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK

A "dangerously out of control" dog was shot dead by police today after biting a 12-year-old girl and being chased into a play park being used by child...

Police Taser Use 'Up By 130%'

PA | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK

The use of Tasers by police has increased by an average of 130%, it has been reported. An investigation by Channel 4 News obtained...

Police Cars Could Be Armed With Tasers, Met Police Chief Says

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

Police cars could be routinely armed with Tasers, Bernard Hogan-Howe, the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has suggested. “I think to hav...

Suicide Verdict Given At Raoul Moat Inquest

PA | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A jury at the inquest of cornered killer Raoul Moat, who blasted himself in the head with a sawn-off shotgun, has returned a unan...

Raoul Moat Was Shot At Twice With Tasers

PA | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Cornered killer Raoul Moat was shot at twice with Tasers before shooting himself in the head, an inquest has heard. The gunman...

Taser Use Part Of 'Disturbing Trend' In Police Confrontations

PA | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Campaigners have warned of a "disturbing trend" over fatalities from police confrontations as investigations were launched into a...