Police used stun guns 569 times in Lancashire

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STUN guns were deployed by Lancashire police 569 times between January 1 and November 5, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed.

How many times the weapon was used on people not charged with an offence is unclear however, as the Constabulary said it would take more time than afforded under FOI regulations.

The request follows criticism of the force after Colin Farmer, a 62-year-old blind stroke victim, was stunned with a 50,000-volt gun after an officer in Chorley mistook his white stick for a samurai sword.

The guns were used 157 times after being drawn.

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6:24pm Wed 2 Jan 13

useyourhead says...

L.T - Talking the new out of the NEWS
L.T - Talking the new out of the NEWS useyourhead
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6:25pm Wed 2 Jan 13

useyourhead says...

* Taking not talking, oops!
* Taking not talking, oops! useyourhead
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7:51pm Wed 2 Jan 13

clitheroe blue boy says...

L.E.T need new educated reporters!

The report says, and I quote "Deployed 569 times" but only "used 157 times"

That works out they were used once every 2 days, which I don't think is worth putting in the paper for a county the size of Lancashire?

I'm more interested in how many gun incidents there were in Lancashire this year?
L.E.T need new educated reporters! The report says, and I quote "Deployed 569 times" but only "used 157 times" That works out they were used once every 2 days, which I don't think is worth putting in the paper for a county the size of Lancashire? I'm more interested in how many gun incidents there were in Lancashire this year? clitheroe blue boy
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11:12pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Dave_P says...

clitheroe blue boy wrote:
L.E.T need new educated reporters!

The report says, and I quote "Deployed 569 times" but only "used 157 times"

That works out they were used once every 2 days, which I don't think is worth putting in the paper for a county the size of Lancashire?

I'm more interested in how many gun incidents there were in Lancashire this year?
..and i am more interested in how brainwashed you are..

"How many times the weapon was used on people not charged with an offence is unclear however, as the Constabulary said it would take more time than afforded under FOI regulations" -- any time they were used without someone being charged would be assault by a police officer?
[quote][p][bold]clitheroe blue boy[/bold] wrote: L.E.T need new educated reporters! The report says, and I quote "Deployed 569 times" but only "used 157 times" That works out they were used once every 2 days, which I don't think is worth putting in the paper for a county the size of Lancashire? I'm more interested in how many gun incidents there were in Lancashire this year?[/p][/quote]..and i am more interested in how brainwashed you are.. "How many times the weapon was used on people not charged with an offence is unclear however, as the Constabulary said it would take more time than afforded under FOI regulations" -- any time they were used without someone being charged would be assault by a police officer? Dave_P
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11:28pm Wed 2 Jan 13

clitheroe blue boy says...

Ok, so lets play devils advocate and double the numbers on how many times they were used, regardless if they were charged with any offence.

This means the Police in Lancashire 'use' a stun gun once a day on average. You think that's excessive for the size of Lancashire? I don't.

Double the numbers again and make it twice a day. And the point is?

There are more interesting issues to read/discuss about in the daily dross than 'Police use stun guns x amount of times in 9 months'

Why do you think the Police carry them? For show?

And they are used for all kinds of scenarios, like to stop people self harming or trying to commit suicide, what would you charge them with?

I'm not a copper but I'm sure there is no such charge as 'trying to top yourself?' But il find out and let you know.

Oh, and they have been used on dogs attacking people, 1 vicious dog I know got 3 years in September!
Ok, so lets play devils advocate and double the numbers on how many times they were used, regardless if they were charged with any offence. This means the Police in Lancashire 'use' a stun gun once a day on average. You think that's excessive for the size of Lancashire? I don't. Double the numbers again and make it twice a day. And the point is? There are more interesting issues to read/discuss about in the daily dross than 'Police use stun guns x amount of times in 9 months' Why do you think the Police carry them? For show? And they are used for all kinds of scenarios, like to stop people self harming or trying to commit suicide, what would you charge them with? I'm not a copper but I'm sure there is no such charge as 'trying to top yourself?' But il find out and let you know. Oh, and they have been used on dogs attacking people, 1 vicious dog I know got 3 years in September! clitheroe blue boy
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1:08am Thu 3 Jan 13

Dave_P says...

play devil's advocate all you want, they managed the previous years without them.. what has changed? criminals are as armed as ever and the general populace just take the crap and intimidation of storm troopers on the streets.
play devil's advocate all you want, they managed the previous years without them.. what has changed? criminals are as armed as ever and the general populace just take the crap and intimidation of storm troopers on the streets. Dave_P
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8:12am Thu 3 Jan 13

shytalk says...

Police used stun guns 569 times in Lancashire. And that's just on pensioners with white sticks.
Police used stun guns 569 times in Lancashire. And that's just on pensioners with white sticks. shytalk
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9:14am Thu 3 Jan 13

happycyclist says...

You ran this story last week. Why is being run again?
You ran this story last week. Why is being run again? happycyclist
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