Dear Mr Mpa people Please can I have a Taser
I promise that I will use it in accordance with all my other officer safety equipment , such as my handcuffs, CS Spray and bendy batton.
All of which "could" cause serious injury or death ...
Miss Cindy Butts who is on record for saying
"Gun crime destroys lives and brings fear and intimidation to our communities. The MPA gun crime scrutiny made 17 recommendations to add value to the Metropolitan Police Service’s existing activities and suggest constructive ways to move policy forward, and we believe our findings are of real significance.”
Yet also states on behalf of the MPA regarding the issuing of Tasers to uniformed front line officers...
"The proposal brought to us today was for Tasers to be used in addition to firearms, which is a significant development and one we were not happy to agree to without greater explanation of the implications and justification for this move.
“We have therefore called for a more thorough report to the October meeting of the full Authority. This will require a detailed business case, a clear indication that the Met has taken into account the concerns that London’s communities will rightly raise, and a commitment to communicate how, when and why Tasers will be deployed in the future.”
Which is , on the face of it a cop out , more paperwork and redtape while officers continue to be stabbed and shot dead up and down the country
The public need protecting from the pond life that are been released early from prisons , the police are accused of been risk adverse ?
I say its our policy's that are risk adverse.
Does that make us institutionally something ?