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Black people 'three times more likely' to be Tasered

Black people are three times more likely than white people to be involved in Taser incidents, Home Office figures disclosed to the BBC suggest.

The numbers show the electric stun gun was drawn, aimed or fired 38,000 times in England and Wales over five years.

In more than 12% of cases Tasers were used against black people, who make up about 4% of the population.

Danny Shaw reports.

  • 13 Oct 2015
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