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'Taser' officers dismissed

Merseyside Police has dismissed two officers after a man was wrongly arrested and Tasered five times.

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Merseyside Police 'Taser' officers dismissed

Merseyside Police has dismissed two officers after a man was wrongly arrested and Tasered five times in the back of a police van.

Kyle McArdle complained to the IPCC after officers detained him when they spotted him urinating in the street.

He was put in the back of a police van and hit with a Taser five times, after officers said he became violent.

CCTV footage did not corroborate the officers' version of events, and the IPCC upheld two complaints by Mr McArdle.

UPDATE: since this article was published PC Joanne Kelly and retired PC Simon Jones have appealed against the decision of the misconduct panel. Their appeal was successful before the Police Appeals Tribunal on 28 June 2014 and they were both reinstated in the Merseyside Police in the rank of constable.

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