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Tasers Use On Animals (2518_16)


Please could you provide me with information about the number of times firearms, including tasers, have been used on animals in 2015.

Please provide details of where the incident occurred, what type of animal was involved and why the firearm was deployed.


One Incident during 2015, as follows:

Firearm – Taser

Location (Local Policing Unit) – Birmingham West & Central

Animal – Dog

Reason – To bring aggressive dog under control for officer safety

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