Revealed: Police use of Tasers has rocketed by 50 per cent amid a year of crime as shocking figures show 18,000 officers were injured in the line of duty last year

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Revealed: Police use of Tasers has rocketed by 50 per cent amid a year of crime as shocking figures show 18,000 officers were injured in the line of duty last year

Post by Thor on Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:53 am

Police use of Tasers has rocketed in the past year with officers resorting to the weapons more than 17,000 times in 12 months, new figures show.

Officers in England and Wales fired the electric charges on 2,000 occasions, an increase of around a 100 on the previous year.

Police drew their weapons to protect themselves on 12,000 occasions, with 7,500 incidents involving an armed assailant, new Home Office statistics show.

In total, there were 313,000 incident involving the 'use of force' by police, ranging from straightforward handcuffings to shootings by police marksmen.

More than 125,000 involved suspects who were drunk, while 85,000 subjects were on drugs.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6491501/Police-use-Tasers-rocketed-50-cent-amid-year-crime.html

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