One-shot less lethal firearm

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2595
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In the United States trials are being undertaken of an attachment for police-issue firearms created by Alternative Ballistics which attaches to the end of an officer's gun and turns the bullet into a golf ball-sized projectile which can be used to subdue an offender but significantly lessen the risk of serious injury.  What considerations have MOPAC or the Metropolitan Police Service made about this type of equipment being eventually issued to officers in London should it be licensed by the Home Office?

Answer

Answer for One-shot less lethal firearm

Answer for One-shot less lethal firearm

Answered By: 
The Mayor

While the MPS are aware of this development, there are no plans to trial this within the MPS at this time. Any decision would be a matter for the Home Office.