1) How many times your police officers fired/discharged Tasers at people (i.e. in drive stun mode, angled drive stun mode or fired so that the barbs are discharged at the subject)?
Category: Firearms and Conducted Energy Devices (Taser)
Description of information sought: I am hoping to find out the number of shootings that have occurred in the West Midlands over the past two years. I would like a localised breakdown of the stats per borough. I understand there are time constraints with FOI work, so if possible, please prioritize points 1 and 2.
Please provide the number of officers trained in Taser across the force, and the number of those in their probationary period (if none, whether there are plans to extend Taser training to probationary officers).
Use Of Force
The number of times a Conducted Energy Device (eg Taser) was deployed by officers between January 1 and June 24, 2020, including the number of times the weapons were discharged. Please provide the ethnicity of those against whom the CEDs were deployed.
How many armed officers are there employed in the force?
How many members of your force have been issued Tasers for use in day-to-day patrolling.
(1) How many shooting incidents took place in each of these years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019