Prosecutors consider taser charges

Police officers could face criminal charges after a blind man was shot with a 50,000 volt Taser in Lancashire when his white stick was mistaken for a Samurai sword.

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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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