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.

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