Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mental health patients more likely to be Tasered, says foundation

Posted by on August 28th:
People experiencing mental illness will suffer more from the introduction of Taser stun guns into frontline policing, says the Mental Health Foundation.

It says the Taser was fired in 50 percent of cases involving mental health emergencies, but only 11 percent of criminal cases in its year-long trial, according to an analysis by the New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses.
To read the entire article, click here.

Also see:
Media Release 29-8-08: The Use of Tasers

Tasers: People with experience of mental illness will suffer

Thanks go to Chris Summerville for bringing this article to my attention.

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