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British Police to Deploy Two Shot Tasers

Saturday 20 October 2012

‘British police officers could soon be armed with more powerful “two-shot” tasers instead of the single shot stun gun which is currently in use by the police, local media reported.

The news about replacing the current tasers with more powerful ones comes a day after the British police attacked Colin Farmer, an innocent blind man with a Taser stun gun, mistaking his white stick with a Samurai sword, the daily The Independent disclosed.

The use of tasers among British police officers has risen in recent years and despite the Amnesty International calls for restricting their use to a smaller number of trained officers, the Home Office is assessing a new “X2” model being used in the U.S.’

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