Should every officer carry a taser?

  • 16/07/2015
Should every officer carry a taser?

Six violent attacks on police already this month, including one incident where an officer was almost strangled to death.

It has the Police Association calling for every officer to be armed with a taser, saying having the weapons in their cars aren't practical in many situations.

New Zealand Police Association president Greg O'Connor joined Paul Henry this morning.

"I absolutely want every police officer to carry a taser. Unfortunately many of these beating our police officers are getting are arising from relatively innocuous pieces of policing… we need every officer out there to have the option of a taser on their belt right now."

Watch the full interview with Greg O’Connor.

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