Taser Usage

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2116
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Between March 2012 and March 2014 how many times has Taser been deployed per Borough? Please breakdown the information by month and by Borough.

Answer

Answer for Taser Usage

Answer for Taser Usage

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Each borough deploys 4 Taser -carrying officers per 8 hour shift. They work in pairs and are deployed in vehicles to ensure they can respond quickly as required. At any given time there may also be Territorial Support Group and Armed Response Units in a borough but it is not possible to quantify this across the boroughs.