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County cops among highest Taser gun users

By Uttoxeter Advertiser  |  Posted: July 30, 2014

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POLICE in Staffordshire have brandished their Taser stun guns 626 times in nine years – putting them among the highest users in the country.

The county's force tops the table of Taser uses per 100 officers in a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission with 33, compared to 11 in Greater Manchester and seven for London.

The review of complaints and incidents between 2004 and 2013 shows the force came fourth for Taser uses.

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