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Police Taser use in Dumfries knife person arrest ‘justified’


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Police Taser use in Dumfries knife person arrest ‘justified’

Publishedduration55 minutes agoimage copyrightPAimage captionA specially trained officer discharged the Taser twice during the incidentAn independent investigation has found police were justified in their use of a Taser to arrest a man armed with a knife.It followed reports of a large scale disturbance in Dumfries in May this year.On arrival officers said they were confronted…

Police Taser use in Dumfries knife person arrest ‘justified’

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impression captionA specifically educated officer discharged the Taser 2 times for the duration of the incident

An impartial investigation has discovered law enforcement had been justified in their use of a Taser to arrest a gentleman armed with a knife.

It followed reports of a significant scale disturbance in Dumfries in Could this 12 months.

On arrival officers claimed they had been confronted by a male with a knife.

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The Police Investigations and Evaluate Commissioner (PIRC) concluded that the use of a Taser on him was both of those “needed” and “proportionate”.

Their report thorough how a specifically qualified officer, who deployed the Taser, missed the male the very first time he tried out to subdue him.

On the other hand, a second use of the Taser – after the knife had been thrown at the officer – had an “rapid effect” and permitted an arrest to be produced.

The incident was referred to PIRC by Police Scotland.

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