Colin Farmer

Prosecutors consider taser charges

Police officers could face criminal charges after a blind man was shot with a Taser when his white stick was mistaken for a Samurai sword.

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Mum of tasered man insists police targeted wrong man

The mother of a man who died after being tasered by police is insisting they targeted the wrong man.

Greater Manchester Police says there is no evidence Jordan Begley was mistaken for another man of the same name who was wanted by the force.

The 23 year old became ill and died in hospital when he was shot with the stun gun in Gorton last month.

Our correspondent Rob Smith has been speaking to his mother.


Police watchdog pass file to CPS over taser investigation

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has passed a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service after completing its investigation into an incident in Chorley in which a Lancashire Constabulary officer discharged a Taser at a visually impaired man.

The CPS will consider the file to determine whether there is evidence which would warrant any criminal charges.

In October 2012, Colin Farmer, 63, who is visually impaired and uses a white stick, was shot with a Taser by a police officer who was responding to a report of a man seen carrying a samurai sword.

The IPCC independently investigated the incident following a referral by Lancashire Police.


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