In the Media

Blears wary of Tasers for police

PUBLISHED July 4, 2005

The controversial Taser stun gun is a dangerous weapon which should not yet be issued to all frontline police, Home Office minister Hazel Blears has said.

The weapons were not appropriate for "everyday circumstances", she told Police Review.
Only authorised firearms officers are currently allowed to use Tasers, which deliver a 50,000-volt electric shock.