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#Tasers

# tasers - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Gardaí report 47 incidents involving tasers and stun devices last year including one on a dog
# Firearms
# Firearms

Gardaí report 47 incidents involving tasers and stun devices last year including one on a dog

Apr 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,689 Views 0 Comments

A log of one incident in Cork in August said the person had injuries to their hands, arm, and face that had been self-inflicted.

# tasers - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year
# Non Lethal Force
# Non Lethal Force

Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year

Jun 13th 2019, 12:39 PM 11,083 Views 41 Comments

There have been eight instances of Taser use and one report of use of a firearm.

# tasers - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Gardaí fail to notify GSOC about more than half of taser discharges within required 48-hour period
# FOI
# FOI

Gardaí fail to notify GSOC about more than half of taser discharges within required 48-hour period

Mar 10th 2019, 8:30 AM 12,467 Views 13 Comments

The requirement was introduced by gardaí in 2010 to help GSOC gather evidence.

# tasers - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Police officers who carry Tasers are more likely to use force and be attacked
# Weapons Effect
# Weapons Effect

Police officers who carry Tasers are more likely to use force and be attacked

Dec 25th 2018, 7:00 PM 11,294 Views 19 Comments

Members of specialist Garda units are trained in the use of Tasers but they’re not widely used here.

# tasers - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Frontline gardai need tasers and they need them now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Frontline gardai need tasers and they need them now

Aug 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 12,816 Views 69 Comments

The Garda Representative Association believes tasers can help gardai protect themselves, the public – and even offenders.

# tasers - Monday 28 May, 2018

'Our job is becoming too dangerous': Call for Tasers and bodycams as 12 gardaí a week injured on duty
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

'Our job is becoming too dangerous': Call for Tasers and bodycams as 12 gardaí a week injured on duty

May 28th 2018, 6:07 PM 15,089 Views 60 Comments

The Garda Representative Association has said many assaults go unrecorded because officers carry on working afterwards.

# tasers - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Police Taser man after reports of people being attacked at London mosque
# Shoe Horn
# Shoe Horn

Police Taser man after reports of people being attacked at London mosque

Jun 21st 2017, 7:25 AM 14,767 Views 17 Comments

The man was waving around an item, later found to be a shoe horn.

# tasers - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

1,800 extra police officers to carry Tasers amid increase in violent crime
# London
# London

1,800 extra police officers to carry Tasers amid increase in violent crime

Jun 20th 2017, 11:59 AM 6,432 Views 0 Comments

Knife crime offences have risen by 24% in London in the last year, compared with 2015-2016.

# tasers - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Poll: Should all gardaí be armed with tasers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all gardaí be armed with tasers?

Apr 29th 2014, 9:19 AM 14,878 Views 140 Comments

Gardaí say it would combat the growing issue of members of the force being assaulted.

# tasers - Monday 13 May, 2013

Poll: Should more gardaí be armed with taser guns?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should more gardaí be armed with taser guns?

May 13th 2013, 9:42 AM 16,929 Views 268 Comments

Gardaí believe they could offer more protection but opponents say they are dangerous weapons.

# tasers - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

Taser fire at Raoul Moat was not approved
# Raoul Moat
# Raoul Moat

Taser fire at Raoul Moat was not approved

Jul 14th 2010, 2:18 PM 288 Views 0 Comments

As thousands of tributes flow for gunman Moat, an inquest reveals police did not have approval for Tasers used.