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



Sophie Khan, solicitor-advocate and director (legal and policy) of the Police Action Centre says that the Taser Working Group was able to highlight key issues o

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Public Meeting in Hackney on Tasers

Police in Hackney to be armed with Tasers in city-wide roll-out of electroshock weapons Concern over introduction of new patrols Glenn McMahon Thursday 9 May 2013 Taser public library Panel at the public meeting where fears were aired over Taser … Continue reading

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Campaigners raise concerns over increased police Taser use- Guardian 21 October 2012

Campaigners raise concerns over increased police Taser use Mistaken deployment of Taser on Chorley blind man and other incidents spark calls for more police control and restraint Helen Carter guardian.co.uk, Sunday 21 October 2012 17.44 BST Concern is growing among … Continue reading

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Legal Action Group Magazine September 2012 -Police Action Centre launched

Sophie Khan, a solicitor-advocate and director of the Police Action Centre (PAC), who is also head of an Action Against the Police department at a leading law firm based in Surrey and London, writes: PAC was launched last month and … Continue reading

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With Little Reduction in the Met’s Use of Stop-and-Search Campaign Groups are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands -The Huffington Post 19/09/2012

With Little Reduction in the Met’s Use of Stop-and-Search Campaign Groups are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands Posted: 19/09/2012 00:00 The Huffington Post Despite the Metropolitan Police Commissioner announcing a new approach to stop-and-search in January after a report … Continue reading

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Sister Of Man Killed In Custody Calls for Charges

Friday 17th May 2013 LBC 97.3FM The sister of a man who died in custody in Brixton wants Met officers involved in his arrest to face criminal charges. “We want to see the officers charged and to go on a … Continue reading

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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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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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