No action is to be taken against a firm that provided illegal Taser weapons which Northumbria Police used during a stand-off with gunman Raoul Moat. Northamptonshire Police found firearms offences were committed by Pro-Tect Systems of Daventry. ... It said taking action against the firm was not in the public interest. Peter Boatman, a former policeman who was director of operations for Pro-Tect Systems, was found dead at his home in Reynard Way, Northampton, on 1 October. The 57-year-old is understood to have killed himself three days after the Home Office revoked Pro-Tect Systems' licence to import and sell Tasers. ... [LINK]
An incorporated firm is supposed to be a separate legal entity. If the firm broke the law, then it should not be given a free pass because one of its principals apparently committed suicide. It sets a bad precedent and almost encourages suicide.