Met Police officers fired Tasers at ‘youths and elderly’

Tasers have been fired at 14-year-olds and aimed at elderly people over 80 by Met Police officers, figures show.

Officers have also targeted but not fire Tasers at 13-year-olds, Freedom of Information statistics requested by the Greater London Authority (GLA) Conservatives show.

The Tories said officers should use cameras connected to their Tasers to protect “the most vulnerable”.

The Met said recent figures had showed a reduction in the use of Tasers.

Andrew Boff, leader of the GLA Conservatives, has called for officers to start using new body-worn cameras on their uniforms that are designed to activate automatically when the Taser is taken from its holster.

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