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The research, by University of Bristol Law School PhD student Abi Dymond, suggests that in order to evaluate the impact of TASERs, better data collection on other force, such as batons and irritant spray, used by the police would assist in providing a clearer understanding of the impact on officer safety and injury rates of civilians.
While at Bristol University, Ms Dymond undertook extensive research into the use of Tasers, and found they had quickly become a daily tool and not the 'last resort' they were originally intended.
"I have found that officers themselves have widely differing views about when it is appropriate to fire. Incidents such as this will do little to allay concerns about the use of Tasers, and highlights the need for a Home Affairs Select Committee enquiry into police use of force,"
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: SprocketUK
"Being polite and not trying to be a pain in the neck does have benefits."
This is also true, after all you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
That being said when you get shot in the face with a taser for simply being uncooperative while onlookers implore and try to make the officers understand that the man lives there and has done nothing wrong something is very wrong.
Truth is the officer had no reason to shoot the man in question, looks like she was eager to use the device.
The incident could have been handled in a far less confrontational manner which would have resulted in nobody being shot should the Police have approached the situation differently.