Taser Hospital (3578_13)

Your request for information, received 04 April 2013 has now been considered. I apologise for the delay in providing this response, which was caused by an increase in the volume of requests and staff abstractions. Your attention is drawn to your right to ask for an internal review (below) or to pursue the matter with the Information Commissioners Office at www.ico.gov.uk

Request

  • How many times a taser was fired (i.e. please include discharges and drive stuns only) in a psychiatric or mental health ward or hospital in 2013
  • How many times a taser was deployed but was not fired (i.e. please include instances of tasers being arced, red dotted, aimed, drawn) in a psychiatric or mental health ward or hospital in 2013
  • Which hospital the taser use occurred in (this data is for the purpose of a research project investigating whether police are under pressure to intervene in psychiatric hospitals as a result of understaffing)
  • How many times a taser was fired (i.e. please include discharges and drive stuns only) on a person being transported to a psychiatric or mental health ward or hospital in 2013
  • How many times a taser was deployed but was not fired (i.e. please include instances of tasers being arced, red dotted, aimed, drawn) on a person being transported to a psychiatric or mental health ward or hospital in 2013

Response

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