Disclosure Details

Taser use - 661/16

Dated: 12 Sep 2016

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act') 

Thank you for your e mail dated 29 May  2016 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police. 

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1. How many times have your officers drawn a taser gun ifrom  from 1st April 2012 - 31st March 2016  (please provide yearly breakdown for financial years)

2. How many times have your officers aimed a taser gun in the same time period  (please provide yearly breakdown for financial years)

3. How many times have your officers arced a taser gun in the same time period  (please provide yearly breakdown for financial years)

4.How many times have your officers red dotted a taser gun iin the same time period  (please provide yearly breakdown for financial years)

5. How many times have your officers drive stunned a taser gun in the the same time period  (please provide yearly breakdown for financial years)

6. How many times have your officers fired a taser gun in the same time period  (please provide yearly breakdown for financial years)

7. How many injuries have resulted from the use of taser guns from 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2016

8.  Please provide date of each incident and describe the injury.

9. How many deaths have resulted from the use of taser guns in the same time period  (please provide yearly breakdown for financial years)

10. Please provide date of each death, the age of the person who died and the location.

 

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police. 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as below attached.

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

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FOI 661-16