British royal guards to get TASERs
In England, most officers do not carry firearms, except those that protect VIPs, including the royal family
By Don Kaplan
The New York Post
LONDON — Police officers who protect Britain’s royal family will be armed with Taser stun guns in the wake of December’s attack by protesters on Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles.
The move follows widespread criticism of police bodyguards and their commanders after the royal couple was attacked as they were chauffeured through central London during violent tuition-hike protests.
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