A Taser gun has been used for the first time in Northern Ireland. It was used last week to subdue a man who had locked himself in his house in Galliagh in Londonderry along with his two young children. The gentleman was subsequently detained under the Mental Health Order. His sister subsequently supported the use of the weapon. Sinn Fein and the SDLP have both opposed the use of these devices whilst the DUP has supported them. Martina Anderson has called for an “exhaustive investigation” by the Police Ombusdman. Here is Pete Bakers blog from when the devices were first introduced and here is the equality impact assessment of Tasers.
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