Police: Stun Guns

Home Office written question – answered on 16th December 2020.

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Photo of Taiwo Owatemi Taiwo Owatemi Labour, Coventry North West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will conduct an assessment of police use of tasers on (a) Black, Asian and minority ethnic children and (b) other children.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government is clear that all use of force must be reasonable, proportionate and necessary and that no one should be subject to use of force based on their race or ethnicity.

All Officers receive comprehensive training in assessing the potential vulnerabilities of a person, including their size age and size.

When police officers take the difficult decision to use force, they are accountable through the law for their actions.

The Home Office publishes annual statistics on the use of force to allow for scrutiny of police use of force including taser and other less lethal weapons.

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