RCMP taser policy
February 13, 2009
The new policy is news in the right direction – no matter what it was motivated from. The RCMP now admits that the taser is a lethal weapon, and that officers may only use the weapon “to ensure officer or public safety” and the use must be “reasonable” in circumstances where otherwise a firearm would be used. I haven’t read the actual policy, but I believe that ambiguous language must be replaced if the RCMP truly want to increase public trust.