Police carrying stun guns ‘more likely to use force and face assault’

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Study suggests presence of weapon leads to rise in hostility between officers and public

Police officers carrying Taser electronic weapons are almost 50% more likely to use force and also more likely to be assaulted, a study has found.

Stun guns were de-holstered nine times during the year-long University of Cambridge study involving City of London police, and fired on two occasions. Officers carrying them were also more likely to use other types of force, such as handcuffing and CS spray, than those without stun guns.

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