Tasers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2005-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2005
Reference: 
2005/2056
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are you concerned about reports which suggest that Tasers were introduced to Britain by a senior police officer who owned shares in the company producing the Tasers? Has the Met conducted their own independent assessment into the appropriateness of Tasers for use in London?

Answer

Answer for Tasers

Answer for Tasers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I would be concerned if it were shown that a decision to introduce Tasers was based on anything other than independent research into their safety and effectiveness. I have been informed by the MPS that the Taser trial was the subject of an independent review by Price Waterhouse Cooper. The Metropolitan Police Authority Co-ordination & Policing Committee considered a review of the use of Tasers within the MPS at their meeting of 10 September 2004.