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Police double-Taser arrest probed ( raw video included

 
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06/16/2009 03:14 AM
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Police double-Taser arrest probed ( raw video included
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Video footage of a man being shot twice with a Taser gun has been passed to the police complaints body.

The man was filmed struggling during the incident on Sunday night in Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham, as four officers attempted to arrest him.

A large group appeared and some people remonstrated with officers.

Nottinghamshire Police said no complaint had been made but they have ref More..erred the footage to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The footage shows two officers trying to arrest the man who is lying in the road outside Nottingham's Theatre Royal.

But when they encounter difficulty, the officer with the Taser orders his colleague to let go of the man.

Group gathered

He then fires the Taser, which consists of two darts on the end of wires containing a 50,000 volt shock.

The two male officers were joined by two other officers who ordered the man to put his hands out.

When he failed to do so, the officer with the Taser fires it again, shouting: "Taser, Taser, Taser."

A crowd of 30 to 40 people quickly gathered and questioned the police's tactics.

The video was given to local radio station Trent FM and has also been posted on YouTube.
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06/16/2009 03:23 AM
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Re: Police double-Taser arrest probed ( raw video included
Electrocution is a form of torture that can cause death.
It should be used as a total last resort to lethal force which it was designed for.
Basically tasering someone is meant to be to stop you needing to shoot them dead, meaning at this point lethal force has been authorized.
It is NOT authorized for crowd control or dealing with a non complying difficult person.
These Police who do this need to be charged with using excessive force just like anyone else would be under the crimes act.
If they shot this man they would be charged.
Tasering him is no different to shooting him except gives less chance of death.
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06/16/2009 03:29 AM
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Re: Police double-Taser arrest probed ( raw video included
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06/16/2009 03:59 AM
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I agree with the poster who says that a taser should only be used when lethal force would be warranted.

I also see that this is yet another case of a person being tased again for not obeying an order after being tased the first time. I am wondering if it is even possible for someone to comply with an order right after being tased.

Why did they feel the need to tase the man again? Wouldn't he have been incapacitated enough to be subdued after the first tasing?





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