Data from the Home Office shows that Met Police Officers in Brent used their batons 25 times from April to November last year, almost double the figure for any other police force. This is despite the fact Brent has lower levels of violent crime than 14 other boroughs.
Use of weapons such as batons, Tasers, dogs and irritant sprays in Brent was also the third highest in the capital. Tasers were fired 16 times and police dogs have bitten people on two occasions.
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