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18 February 2019 | Investigations
Discharge of a Taser in Jedburgh on 18 June 2018
About 2350 hours on Monday 18 June 2018, a Police Scotland Specially Trained Officer (STO) discharged a Taser device at a 21-year-old man in a house in Jedburgh. The officers had been called to a report that a man was going to harm himself with a crossbow and he had assaulted a woman at the house.
In June 2018 police officers traced a 33-year-old man to an address in Aberdeen following a report of an incident earlier that day involving the man’s partner. One of the officers who attended this incident was a Specially Trained Officer (STO) who was equipped with and trained in the use of Taser. When the police gained access to the flat they found the man behaving in an erratic and unpredictable manner. He was threatening to kill himself, holding a knife to his throat and a pair of scissors to his abdomen.
On Sunday 1 July 2018, a Police Scotland Specially Trained Officer (STO) discharged a Taser device at a 35-year-old-man on a street in Carluke, South Lanarkshire. Officers had been called to a report that a man was in possession of a large knife and had threatened to assault a woman with it. On arrival, police officers found the man behaving in a violent and erratic manner which they considered posed a danger to nearby members of the public, including children.
Police took all reasonable steps to find missing man prior to his death
A report by the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has found that police took all reasonable steps to trace a 22-year-old man suffering from mental health issues who ran off while they were taking him home and died after lying down in front of a train.
Report finds Police Scotland failed to record a report of concern for missing man, 25, who was later found dead
A report by the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has found that Police Scotland failed to record a report for concern for a 25-year-old vulnerable man who went missing and was later found dead.
Police use of baton round found necessary and proportionate during axe incident
The use of a baton round launcher by Police Scotland to help disarm a woman wielding an axe was necessary and proportionate, a report by the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has found.
Information from 999 call was not passed on properly to police officers prior to man being found dead
A report by the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has found that a Police Scotland controller failed to pass accurate and relevant information to officers following a 999 report of a disturbance at a flat in Edinburgh, where a 51-year-old man was later found dead.