In the Media

Home Office rejects stun gun use

PUBLISHED May 18, 2004

Police plans to extend the use of the electronic stun gun have been rejected by the Home Office.

Five forces in England and Wales conducted trials of the weapon using specialist firearms officers and said it was an effective deterrent. Now the police want the Taser to be more widely used to tackle serious violent disorder such as hooliganism.
But the government has questioned their use and said that trials must continue in their present form.