Taser Use in Medical facilities

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2713
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you agree that the national Taser Use form should enable the recording of information about the use of Tasers in medical facilities?

Answer

Answer for Taser Use in Medical facilities

Answer for Taser Use in Medical facilities

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Policing and Crime has addressed its use in MOPAC Challenges on Intrusive Tactics, holding the MPS to account for the use and deployment of this tactic.  From this it has become apparent that the current form that officers complete on each deployment of Taser is insufficient for the purposes of oversight.  This is recognised by the Police Service nationally and David Shaw, Chief Constable of West Mercia , and NPCC lead for Use of Force is currently reviewing the collection of data around Taser deployments.  MOPAC and the MPS are involved in this review.