Friday 20 December 2019 / 10:16 AM Diane Abbott

Surge in the use of Tasers is troubling – Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to Home Office figures that show Police taser use reached a record high last year, said:

“This surge in the use of Tasers is quite troubling especially as non-white people are disproportionately targeted. Of course, the use of reasonable force is a key part of policing. But the government should examine whether this big increase is justified or effective.”