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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Sophie Khan

Sophie Khan is the Police Action Centre’s Director of Legal and Policy.

She is a solicitor-advocate, who specialises in Action Against the Police and Inquest Law. She has been specialising in Actions Against the Police and Inquest Law for several years and also campaigns on police-related issues such as the excessive use of Tasers, indiscriminate use of stop and search and against the privatisation of the police.

She has acted for families whose relatives have died following police contact and police restraint. She continues to raise awareness of the need to improve police training around the use of restraint to take into account the risks and consequences so as to prevent future deaths during arrest or in police custody.

She writes regularly for the Solicitors Journal on police law and has a dedicated blog ‘On the beat’ at http://www.solicitorsjournal.com/blogs.

She is a trustee of the Stop and Search Legal Project

And an executive member of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers a professional organisation which provides a forum for discussion and analysis of the law from a socialist perspective.