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A police force has apologised after an officer used a Taser on a blind man whose white stick was mistaken for a sword.
He was walking to a pub to meet friends on Friday when the officer fired the Taser. It forced him to drop his stick and he fell to the ground, he said.
"It felt like I was grabbing an electricity pylon," he said.
"We have launched an urgent investigation to understand what lessons can be learned."
A Lancashire Police spokesman said the incident was being investigated and the officer's Taser had been withdrawn.
Originally posted by lewman
Well I suppose atleast it was a lancashire police officer and not one of his gun toting american cousins. It's just a shame there hasn't been a national outcry over this to put pressure on someone to take action against this complete nutter.
Unfortunatly there seems to be a pattern of these psychos becoming police officers all around the world and I think it is about time we started doing some serious psychological tests on applicants for the police force as it is no good having violent criminals attacking blind people for no reason and then being above prosecution.
Originally posted by GezinhoKiko
reply to post by MountainLaurel
my fault, thats not police beating seals, just canadians!
Originally posted by MountainLaurel
Canadians seem to be very nice people.....I would be curious to hear from some of them actually about what's happening with the police in thier country? Are things getting as crazy there as the US and UK?