Police chief defends Taser use

Police reliance on Tasers has been criticised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Police reliance on Tasers has been criticised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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Lincolnshire Police is defending its use of Tasers after a report revealed the county force resorts to the weapon more often than any other force in the East Midlands.

Last year Lincolnshire Police used Tasers 259 times – making it top out of five East Midlands police forces and more than double that of second in the league Nottinghamshire on 119.

Tasers hold up to 50,000 volts of electricity and can stun offenders into submission during violent or dangerous conflicts.

 

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