12/02/2011

TASER use by UK cops soars 130%

Commissioner: Police should be armed with TASERs

By Jennifer Cockerell
Press Association Mediapoint

LONDON — The use of Tasers by police has increased by an average of 130%, it was reported tonight.

An investigation by Channel 4 News obtained figures from 40 of the 43 forces in England and Wales and found two-thirds of them had fired the weapon "significantly more" last year compared to the year before.

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