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The report found West Australian police were increasingly using Taser guns to get suspects to comply with orders, but the weapons were originally introduced to prevent injury and cut the use of guns. It also found that there was an increasing and disproportionate use of Tasers on Indigenous people.
Western Australia A-G urges Taser reform [LINK]
TONY EASTLEY: Police Taser guns are again attracting headlines, for all the wrong reasons. ... In Western Australia, the state's Attorney-General is looking at tougher penalties for police who use Taser guns unnecessarily. He made the call after seeing film of an Aboriginal man being tasered 13 times in a Perth watch-house in 2008. ...
SAMANTHA DONOVAN: The CCTV footage released by the West Australian Corruption and Crime Commission shows a group of police ordering a man to move. When he doesn't do what they want, they stun him with Taser guns, 13 times.
POLICE OFFICER: Do you wanna go again? Do you wanna go again?
CHRISTIAN PORTER: I would consider that any rational member of the Western Australian public who sees the extent of the excessive force would consider that the eventual penalties of $1200 and a $750 fine respectively was insufficient.