Tasers 8

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/5184
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Were any ill effects such as burns or other symptoms or damage to clothing suffered by those against whom tasers were deployed by Camden officers?

Answer

Answer for Tasers 8

Answer for Tasers 8

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Out of 65 deployments the following have been recorded; of which 8 injuries have been recorded as follows:

2 incidents whereby the Subjects experienced body stiffening and shaking

4 incidents where barb entry wounds were recorded

1 incident where Subject received a small a bump to the head resulting from falling as a result of neuromuscular incapacitation (NMI)

1 incident where Subject experienced a high a pulse rate following NMI

All of the above are normal experiences following a firing.