Police Action Centre: Taser roll-out did not follow Home Office guidance



Sophie Khan, Lawyer and Director of Legal & Policy of the Police Action Centre says that the Taser Working Group was able to highlight key issues of concern in the

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‘Excited delirium’ finding in custody death angers parents- Guardian 1 Feb 2012

Pathologist concludes Jacob Michael died of ‘excited delirium’, a term not recognised by Department of Health. The parents of a 25-year-old man who died in police custody have been angered by a Home Office pathologist’s finding that their son died … Continue reading

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Abuse of stop and search powers is a crime – Guardian 7 January 2012

Officers who abuse their powers of stop-and-search to further a racist agenda should be prosecuted for wasting police time, according to a member of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry panel. Dr Richard Stone, a leading adviser to the judge who produced … Continue reading

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Vacancy

If you are interested in leading a research subject or assisting with the advice clinics please contact info@policeactioncentre.org.uk

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Sophie Khan

Sophie Khan is the Police Action Centre’s Director of Legal & Policy. She is a civil rights lawyer, who specialises in Action Against the Police and Inquest Law. She has been specialising in Actions Against the Police and Inquest Law … Continue reading

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Yusuf Khan

Yusuf Khan is the Police Action Centre’s Administrator. He also assists in managing the Police Action Projects and is the lead researcher on the campaign against pre-crime and surveillance.

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Intern for the Taser Project

If you are interested in assisting the Police Action Centre in its research into the use of Tasers by the police then please contact us at info@policeactioncentre.org.uk Please provide brief details as to why you would like to apply for … Continue reading

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Volunteer for the Pre-Crime and Surveillance Project

If you are interested in assisting the Police Action Centre in its campaign to oppose the use of predictive policing then please contact us at info@policeactioncentre.org.uk Please provide brief details as to why you would like to apply for the … Continue reading

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Intern for the Stop and Search Project

If you are interested in assisting the Police Action Centre in its research into the disproportionate use of stop and searches against black and asian youths then please contact us at info@policeactioncentre.org.uk Please provide brief details as to why you … Continue reading

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Amnesty criticises Met police’s Taser expansion plans -Guardian 22 November 2011

Met chief Bernard Hogan-Howe said force was thinking of having a Taser in every police car to facilitate rapid deployment Amnesty International has criticised plans being considered by Britain’s biggest police force for an increase in the number of Tasers … Continue reading

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Tasers

The Police Action Centre will be carrying out the first independent investigation into the use of Tasers by the British Police since the introduction of the Taser stun gun to non-firearms officers in 2008.  The investigation will look into the … Continue reading

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