Policing Board endorses Taser use

The Northern Ireland Policing Board have approved the use of Tasers by the PSNI in a 12-3 vote. Voting against were two Sinn Féin members and one independent. Despite some reports suggesting otherwise, the BBC’s Vincent Kearney reported that, ahead of the vote, the Board’s human rights advisors confirmed that the police had now completed an equality impact assessment any legal obligations in relation to the introduction of the weapons. A separate legal challenge continues.