1st May 2019

Perth Police HQ - by Ninian Reid via Flickr

1st May 2019

Yesterday PIRC criticised an officer for use of Taser against a boxer wanted for a violent crime.

He had escaped from Police, was non-compliant, challenging them to fight on a busy road.

PAVA was used and didn’t work. Apparently Taser was “disproportionate…”

Our simple question to PIRC is “what would you…?”On 23/04/2019, The Police Investigation and Review Commissioner (PIRC) criticised the actions of a Police Scotland officer for her use of a Taser against a b… See MoreSee Less

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“It is surprising that the PIRC makes no comment on what officers should have done, rather they criticised what was done.

“Clearly PIRC would have preferred officers physically tackled this individual where a violent struggle, and risk of serious injury, was inevitable.

“I want to place on record the appreciation of the SPF to the officers who resolved this incident without anyone being injured.

“They are a credit to the communities they serve.”

Full Scottish Police Federation response to PIRC investigation See MoreSee Less

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