Taser unintentional discharges

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1329
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many Taser unintentional discharges have been recorded per month since January 2013?

Answer

Answer for Taser unintentional discharges

Answer for Taser unintentional discharges

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since January 2013 to 11th March 2014 there have been a total of 23 Taser unintentional discharges (UDs). UDs involve the non-deliberate activation of the Taser but not necessarily the firing of barbs. None of the UDs resulted in injury and 21 of the 23 UDs happened on Police Premises. The table below provides a breakdown of UDs by month.

MONTH in 2013

NUMBER of UDs

January

1

February

1

March

1

April

0

May

4

June

1

July

1

August

2

September

3

October

3

November

1

December

1

January

3

February

1

March to 11th

0

TOTAL

23