Three people are shot every day with Tasers (and police chiefs still want to arm every officer with the 50,000-volt weapons)Tuesday 25 September 2012
‘Three people are shot every day by police armed with 50,000-volt Taser stun guns, figures revealed last night.
The potentially deadly devices were deployed in almost 4,500 confrontations last year, more than ever before. Spending on the weapons and their accessories doubled to £1.2million and police chiefs are considering whether to extend the availability of the devices even further. One chief constable said the murder of two women officers in Manchester last week throws the use of Tasers into a ‘new light’.’