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APCC response to IOPC call for greater scrutiny of Taser use

PCC Martyn Underhill, APCC lead on Use of Force responded to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) call for greater scrutiny of the use of Taser following a series of incidents and increasing community concerns in recent months

'It is clear there are concerns at the use police use of Taser in contentious circumstances, including in relation to levels of disproportionality with BAME communities. PCCs are responsible for holding their Chief Constables to account for the effectiveness and efficiency of policing across all communities and this includes their use of Taser.

'I have written to both the College of Policing and the National Police Chiefs’ Council to discuss this and have asked for an urgent review of Taser training. I will also be seeking a meeting with the IOPC to discuss the issues raised in their statement.'

IOPC calls for greater scrutiny of Taser use following increasing concerns

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