Mental Health - Taser

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2047
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many times have the Metropolitan Police Service been called and deployed a Taser against a person in a hospital or other medical facility whilst being treated under the Mental Health Act in London? Can you break this down by a) ethnicity b) gender and c) age for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Answers

Answer for Mental Health - Taser
Mental Health - Taser

Mental Health - Taser

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MPS Taser records do not allow the retrieval of this information.  The Taser Use Form is a national form produced by the Home Office.  The Form is currently under review.

The MPS has confirmed that in their opinion this type of occurrence is rare.

This answer was received on 14/08/15.