Tasers 10

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/5186
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are tasers only deployed against unarmed suspects or suspects believed to be in possession of an offensive weapon other than a firearm?

Answer

Answer for Tasers 10

Answer for Tasers 10

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No, Tasers may also be deployed if a suspect is believed to be in possession of a firearm.

In non-firearms related incidents, the officer will make a decision to deploy a Taser based on a threat assessment and application of the "National Decision Model". All tactical options will be considered, including Taser if it is available. Officers are trained to a very high standard.