Avon and Somerset Police say a misconduct hearing will now take place following the clearing of acting Sgt Claire Boddie of assaultRead the full story ›
Claire Boddie believes she used reasonable force when she Tasered 64-year-old Judah Adunbi in Bristol and denied assault by beating.Read the full story ›
An Avon and Somerset Police officer has been charged with common assault after an incident in which a race relations worker was Tasered.Read the full story ›
Judah Adunbi has told ITV News he refused to give his name to officers because this was the second time he'd been mistaken for a wanted man.Read the full story ›
Police have tasered a 63 year old race-relations worker after wrongly believing he was a wanted man.Read the full story ›
A man who died after being Tasered by Wiltshire Police has today been named as 44-year-old Terrence Bennett.
Mr Bennett died at a property in Warminster early on 27 October. Officers had been called out after reports of concern for his welfare and that of others. They used a Taser on him and he was restrained. A knife was recovered from the scene.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation will seek to establish the exact nature of contact between Mr Bennett and officers prior to his death.
IPCC investigators have met with Mr Bennett’s family.
Officers attended an address in Warminster shortly before midnight on 26 October to a report of a man who had caused himself harm.Read the full story ›
Experts are warning of a 'complete lack of consistency' among police forces in the roll out of cameras for officers using TasersRead the full story ›
More police in Devon and Cornwall could be armed with Tasers to protect them from assaults. The force is reviewing their use.Read the full story ›