Tasers 8

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


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 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.