Police used stun guns on mentally ill patients 96 times in a year

      Comments Off on Police used stun guns on mentally ill patients 96 times in a year

Exclusive: electronic weapons also used on under-18s, UK data shows, but many forces fail to respond to FoI request

Mental health patients have had a stun gun drawn, aimed or fired at them almost 100 times in just over a year, the Guardian can reveal.

Data shows police officers in the UK were called to hospitals and other mental healthcare facilities where a stun gun was used 96 times since 1 April 2017, the date when forces were required to keep data on this.

Continue reading…