Taser Moratorium in New South Wales

After a two-year study, the New South Wales Ombudsman has released a report proposing a temporary moratorium on the roll out of Tasers:

Given the continuing uncertainty about the medical risks that Tasers may pose, and the risks surrounding use of Tasers
by general duties officers, the use of Tasers by police should be carefully scrutinised into the future.

I consider it is in the public interest that there be a further two year review of Taser use by an independent authority and that there be no further roll out of Tasers to general duties officers until such a review is conducted and the findings reported publicly.

The Sydney Morning Herald covers this issue.


3:54 pm on November 20, 2008