Spit Hoods (11266_17)

Request

Q1 Do officers in your force use spit hoods? 

Q2 If the answer to Q1 is yes, please provide figures for the number of times spit hoods have been deployed on children aged 17 years or younger in (a) 2016 and (b) from 1 January 2017 up to and including 30th September 2017. 

Q3 Please provide a breakdown of the figures in Q2(a) and (b) by gender, age and ethnicity for the individuals upon whom the spit hood was used. For example:

 Year    Subject Gender           Age      Subject Ethnicity (16+1) Description

2016    M         17        Asian Bangladeshi

2016    F          15        White British

2017    M         13        Other Black Background

etc       etc       etc       etc

 

Response

 

West Midlands Police do not currently use spit hoods.

The force is planning to introduce them but a formal date for their roll out has not been established yet.

https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/news/3513/spit-guards-protect-police-and-public-disease

 

 

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