Victoria Police will be given only limited use of the controversial taser guns under procedures outlined by the state's new police commissioner Simon Overland. Despite earlier indications that he was keener on the idea of universal issue of the device than his predecessor who resisted their use, Mr Overland will keep the status quo. The announcement comes after a court case in Western Australia last month in which a police officer was attacked and partially paralysed after using a taser on a suspect who suffered a heart attack. Mr Overland told the Melbourne Press Club on Tuesday he would not be giving tasers to every member of Victoria Police.
"You can rule that out now." [LINK]
"controversial" Yikes. Tasers are controversial? Who'd have guessed that?
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