Taser men's police complaint thrown out

A father and son who were tasered by officers from South Wales Police have had their complaint against the force rejected.

Jeffrey Evans, from Briton Ferry, complained that when he was arrested, the barb from a taser was embedded in his head.

Police officers went to the Evans' family home on 15 August 2009 after a taxi driver reported that two men had racially abused and physically threatened him. This turned out to be Jeffrey Evans and his son Geoffrey

Jeffrey Evans pleaded guilty at court to racially aggravated criminal damage. Geoffrey Evans pleaded guilty to obstructing the police and racially aggravated Section 4 public order offences

Mr Evans' claim that he was an innocent man who was set upon by police officers who intended to kill him is not supported by the evidence. It is clear from the accounts of those present that both Jeffrey and Geoffrey Evans were liable to arrest due to their behaviour towards the taxi driver.

– IPCC spokesperson