Australian, New Zealand police review Tasers

09:29, October 11, 2010      

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Australian and New Zealand police are taking part in a forum on the Sunshine Coast in Australian state of Queensland on Monday into the use of Tasers and similar weapons.

The Australasian Conducted Energy Weapon Forum is being held in line with recommendations made by the Australian Queensland state' s Crime and Misconduct Commission and the Queensland Police Service in 2009.

The forum is expected to last for two days.

It is the first time that Queensland police host such kind of forum.

Queensland Deputy Commissioner Specialist Operations Ross Barnett said the forum was an opportunity to identify best practice in policy, training and use of Tasers, which deliver a knock-out jolt of up to 50,000 volts to a person.

"Tasers, and indeed all police use of force options are issues which all Australian jurisdictions take very seriously, and this forum is an opportunity for police from around Australia to share information and learnings," Barnett said in a statement.

Source: Xinhua


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