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    Police in Nottingham taser man three times.

    An investigation is under way after police in Nottingham shot a man three times with a taser stun gun as they tried to arrest him.

    A member of the public filmed the incident, which happened in the city centre in the early hours of Monday, and passed the video to Sky News.

    The witness told Sky's radio colleagues at Trent FM that the man had already been shot once with the taser before he started filming.

    He is seen wrestling on the ground with two police officers, one of whom points the stun gun at the man and fires it, causing him to briefly lie still.

    The suspect begins to struggle again and within a few seconds two other policemen arrive at the scene.

    Then the officer armed with the stun gun shouts: "Taser, taser, taser", as he fires the weapon for a second time.

    His colleague is later seen punching the man several times in his upper body, while shouting: "Release your arm!"

    In a statement, Nottinghamshire Police said its officers had responded to a call for assistance from door staff to help deal with an aggressive customer.

    One officer was assaulted and required hospital treatment as police dealt with the incident.

    A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and was released on police bail.

    Nottinghamshire Police said the footage had been voluntarily referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for investigation.

    Assistant Chief Constable Peter Davies said: "We understand that some members of the public may be concerned about this.

    "The public's trust and confidence is very important for us, which is why we have referred this matter for an objective investigation to the IPCC.

    "We are proactively looking at other CCTV in the area to ensure we have a clear picture of events leading up to the arrest and I would ask anyone in possession of such evidence, including the person who took the footage that has been published, to come forward as witnesses."

    Last month the Home Office announced that an extra 6,000 taser stun guns were to be handed out to police in England and Wales.

    The roll-out follows a 12-month trial in which the weapon was used by frontline officers in 10 forces.

    The Home Office claim tasers are a powerful deterrent in preventing escalations of violence.



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    445 Comments

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    then all go out on the lash on the corporate credit cards

    police cant even be trusted as well as mp's

    this country is run ,ruled and enforced by criminals

    He shouldn't have struggled then............or do you suggest the police let him kick their heads whilst saying please stop?

    Seriously do you have an alternative suggestion how the police could deal with these situations?

    casparwhite;5498321

    then all go out on the lash on the corporate credit cardspolice cant even … then all go out on the lash on the corporate credit cardspolice cant even be trusted as well as mp'sthis country is run ,ruled and enforced by criminals



    the most depressed member of HUKD is back, cheer up, the suns out:thinking:

    I reckon we need a bigger battery on these things:whistling:

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    hurrah was waiting for this , one or two of us were laughing who would post it first .. and bingo the usual suspects are here..

    might be an idea to Pm F&F and that other moaning bird and the rest of the bandwaggon .. just off out work some fresh air I expect a good slating to Notts police by the time I get back .. or else

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    jesus christ there was no need for the punching, that copper should be struck off, if a police officer cannot show constraint he shouldnt be doing the job

    werent tasers only to be used in EXTREME circumstances?? one overweight guy vs 4 police officers in bodyarmour-extreme??

    casparwhite;5498321

    then all go out on the lash on the corporate credit cardspolice cant even … then all go out on the lash on the corporate credit cardspolice cant even be trusted as well as mp'sthis country is run ,ruled and enforced by criminals



    corporate credit card? do you know something I dont? I need to contact the fed rep as I think mine has been lost in the post :whistling:

    Banned

    dog_cop;5498381

    hurrah was waiting for this , one or two of us were laughing who would … hurrah was waiting for this , one or two of us were laughing who would post it first .. and bingo the usual suspects are here.. might be an idea to Pm F&F and that other moaning bird and the rest of the bandwaggon .. just off out work some fresh air I expect a good slating to Notts police by the time I get back .. or else



    1 or 2?

    you mean the other coppers

    Banned

    oh before I forget .. anyone got any thoughts for
    One officer was assaulted and required hospital treatment as police dealt with the incident........

    nah didnt think so

    Original Poster

    dog_cop;5498381

    hurrah was waiting for this , one or two of us were laughing who would … hurrah was waiting for this , one or two of us were laughing who would post it first .. and bingo the usual suspects are here.. might be an idea to Pm F&F and that other moaning bird and the rest of the bandwaggon .. just off out work some fresh air I expect a good slating to Notts police by the time I get back .. or else


    Will try my best

    Hope you have a good shift DC. No punching!:whistling: :friends:

    shocking there was no need to punch him sake there were four of them ive saw people struggle worse than that

    barky;5498387

    werent tasers only to be used in EXTREME circumstances?? one overweight … werent tasers only to be used in EXTREME circumstances?? one overweight guy vs 4 police officers in bodyarmour-extreme??



    would you rather be tasered with no lasting effects or hit with a police baton?..........I know my choice

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    dog_cop;5498402

    oh before I forget .. anyone got any thoughts for One officer was … oh before I forget .. anyone got any thoughts for One officer was assaulted and required hospital treatment as police dealt with the incident........nah didnt think so



    there was no need for the punching, no matter who got assaulted, it is not up to the police who they punch out at, i sincerely hope that police officer is removed from our streets

    should think himself lucky he wasnt an innocent newspaper seller in london:whistling:

    awful. surely the police should have stood 10feet away asking nicely for the guy to turn himself in. Thats a much better way of dealing with potentially violent suspects.

    good video, now a lot of people have seen the faces of the coppers involved i bet they get a what they deserve, maybe one night when there of duty, bunch of *****.

    shouldn't have struggled with the police,he put 2 people in hospital previous to being arrested,with the police all the way.


    drunken idiot

    hope the cops who were hurt are ok and get compo from the thug

    bitseylango;5498420

    would you rather be tasered with no lasting effects or hit with a police … would you rather be tasered with no lasting effects or hit with a police baton?..........I know my choice



    thats not an answer-when these were introduced we were promised they would only be used in the most extreme circumstances-thats not what happened here-anyway-proof of the pudding will soon be seen-for those who defend these officers and say they have acted reasonably we will see how long it takes for them to be suspended now that sky have run the story.

    obviously if the police authorities see this as reasonable behaviour then they will be back at their jobs tomorrow wont they?

    Banned

    ADZ1478;5498489

    straight from an argumentative wimp, who can only criticise from behind a … straight from an argumentative wimp, who can only criticise from behind a computer. Come and do better if you can, I will be doing specials training soon, want to come along, you are cordially invited. bet you dontThe punch is a recognised home office technique designed and taught by ME to police officers at a way of gaining compliance. It is a fully recognised pressure point release technique, which when used in the right place - usually the forearm causes the hand to release



    personal attacks even on the internet huh

    i have no interest in joining a bunch of jumped up thugs in uniform attacking the general public

    3/4 punches in the heads after being tasered 3 times witrh 3/4 cops holding him down

    bye bye police man career:whistling:

    cant even belive you are trying to justify it

    Banned

    ADZ1478;5498489

    straight from an argumentative wimp, who can only criticise from behind a … straight from an argumentative wimp, who can only criticise from behind a computer. Come and do better if you can, I will be doing specials training soon, want to come along, you are cordially invited. bet you dontThe punch is a recognised home office technique designed and taught by ME to police officers at a way of gaining compliance. It is a fully recognised pressure point release technique, which when used in the right place - usually the forearm causes the hand to release



    without worrying about being called a silly cow by you, didnt they already have control from the taser?

    Banned

    the two most important lines are:-

    One officer was assaulted and required hospital treatment as police dealt with the incident.

    A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and was released on police bail.


    Was the officer really punching him as they looked to be the tamest punches I have ever seen?

    barky;5498506

    thats not an answer-when these were introduced we were promised they … thats not an answer-when these were introduced we were promised they would only be used in the most extreme circumstances-thats not what happened here-anyway-proof of the pudding will soon be seen-for those who defend these officers and say they have acted reasonably we will see how long it takes for them to be suspended now that sky have run the story.obviously if the police authorities see this as reasonable behaviour then they will be back at their jobs tomorrow wont they?




    what you having a go at me for? I simply stated I would rather be tasered than batoned :roll:

    I must be missing something here, this guys was/is a right nasty piece of work, one officer has already been assualted and needed hospital attention, he has been tasered yet still won't co operate with the police, the punches were to try and free up his arm to get the guy cuffed, tasered again and still won't give up.

    What else are the police supposed to do, let him carry on assualting whoever until he may or may not decide to give himself up a few weeks later?

    Nothing wrong at all with the officers actions.

    shanecr;5498436

    awful. surely the police should have stood 10feet away asking nicely for … awful. surely the police should have stood 10feet away asking nicely for the guy to turn himself in. Thats a much better way of dealing with potentially violent suspects.



    :-D of course, he would have offered his arms to be handcuffed. Just like always.

    I love these camera clips. If I was a bobby I would just leave him alone and walk away, then when he lashes out at an innocent bystander you can present the evidence in court, because of course people will only be too willing to give evidence to the court. :whistling:

    Banned

    dog_cop;5498528

    nice thought typical council house tart .. just one question have you … nice thought typical council house tart .. just one question have you ever been threatened by a group of thugs off duty, and then think about the impact it had an an ex g/f it left her in tears and scared to go into town on her own , all because I arrested some drunks who were committing a crime.. me I take that sort of grief with the job .. but loved ones that's another story ..


    tbh, thats well OTT and doesnt do you any favours

    sassie;5498526

    without worrying about being called a silly cow by you, didnt they … without worrying about being called a silly cow by you, didnt they already have control from the taser?



    IMO no, as the second taser attempt failed and he wasnt releasing, but then again I wasnt there and cannot know the full story

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    dog_cop;5498528

    nice thought typical council house tart .. just one question have you … nice thought typical council house tart .. just one question have you ever been threatened by a group of thugs off duty, and then think about the impact it had an an ex g/f it left her in tears and scared to go into town on her own , all because I arrested some drunks who were committing a crime.. me I take that sort of grief with the job .. but loved ones that's another story ..


    Understandable.

    I'm with the police on this one, but I still dont think there was a need to taser him 3 times. Yeah, ensure the safety of the public and the other officers but there was 4 of them and 1 of him. Who have all been trained in restraining someone lashing out.

    I do hope everyone involved is okay.

    seen a lot worse on road wars,and americas wildest police videos

    Banned

    bitseylango;5498556

    IMO no, as the second taser attempt failed and he wasnt releasing, but … IMO no, as the second taser attempt failed and he wasnt releasing, but then again I wasnt there and cannot know the full story



    i dont know the full story either, but do feel that there was enough officers there that those punches where not needed, when our police officers are seen in the same light as drunken bums then its becoming a pretty poor show

    Banned

    sassie;5498572

    i dont know the full story either, but do feel that there was enough … i dont know the full story either, but do feel that there was enough officers there that those punches where not needed, when our police officers are seen in the same light as drunken bums then its becoming a pretty poor show



    read , digest and understand ... if that's possible

    The punch is a recognised home office technique designed and taught by ME(ADZ) to police officers at a way of gaining compliance. It is a fully recognised pressure point release technique, which when used in the right place - usually the forearm causes the hand to release

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    dog_cop;5498566

    tbh the sentiment from the original post deserved the reply.. but I … tbh the sentiment from the original post deserved the reply.. but I suppose that her post was justified


    two wrongs dont make a right and as a police officer, you shouldnt have perceptions that she must be from a council house to be a tart ;-)

    dog_cop;5498528

    nice thought typical council house tart .. just one question have you … nice thought typical council house tart .. just one question have you ever been threatened by a group of thugs off duty, and then think about the impact it had an an ex g/f it left her in tears and scared to go into town on her own , all because I arrested some drunks who were committing a crime.. me I take that sort of grief with the job .. but loved ones that's another story ..



    Typical of the police think they can say & do what they like!
    Those police officers could have easily overpowered that man there was four of them, it was just an excuse to have a play with the tazer.
    Two words you rude tit, POWER TRIP!!

    It's on BBC News atm (News at 6 on BBC1)

    Nobody has made any complaints and no police officers have been suspended

    Banned

    dog_cop;5498591

    read , digest and understand ... if that's possible The punch is a … read , digest and understand ... if that's possible The punch is a recognised home office technique designed and taught by ME(ADZ) to police officers at a way of gaining compliance. It is a fully recognised pressure point release technique, which when used in the right place - usually the forearm causes the hand to release


    fair enough. I can see why they looked very tame now.

    iglimpse;5498549

    :-D of course, he would have offered his arms to be handcuffed. Just … :-D of course, he would have offered his arms to be handcuffed. Just like always. I love these camera clips. If I was a bobby I would just leave him alone and walk away, then when he lashes out at an innocent bystander you can present the evidence in court, because of course people will only be too willing to give evidence to the court. :whistling:



    exactly. and people need to stop looking at it as if they are punches too, its a rehearsed strike to aid the police in getting a suspect to comply. nothing more nothing less. But then, where would be the scandal in that.

    stgeorge;5498599

    Typical of the police think they can say & do what they like!Those police … Typical of the police think they can say & do what they like!Those police officers could have easily overpowered that man there was four of them, it was just an excuse to have a play with the tazer.One word you rude tit, POWER TRIP!!



    you were there then?

    and know the officers and the man in question in order to make the above statement?

    ants97;5498538

    I must be missing something here, this guys was/is a right nasty piece of … I must be missing something here, this guys was/is a right nasty piece of work, one officer has already been assualted and needed hospital attention, he has been tasered yet still won't co operate with the police, the punches were to try and free up his arm to get the guy cuffed, tasered again and still won't give up. What else are the police supposed to do, let him carry on assualting whoever until he may or may not decide to give himself up a few weeks later? Nothing wrong at all with the officers actions.




    The obvious way to have handled this was to tickle him under the armpits with a feather duster until he pleaded for mercy and handed himself in willingly :whistling:

    In all seriousness though, as you said, one officer had already been hurt enough by him to require hospital treatment, and he wasn't co-operating after being tasered, so I'd imagine everyone was just concerned about getting him under control before things really got worse, which is why they were using the pressure point punches to try and get a safe and fast resolution.

    Charlie&Lola;5498628

    The obvious way to have handled this was to tickle him under the armpits … The obvious way to have handled this was to tickle him under the armpits with a feather duster until he pleaded for mercy and handed himself in willingly :whistling:In all seriousness though, as you said, one officer had already been hurt enough by him to require hospital treatment, and he wasn't co-operating after being tasered, so I'd imagine everyone was just concerned about getting him under control before things really got worse, which is why they were using the pressure point punches to try and get a safe and fast resolution.




    +1

    perhaps they should have just given him hug and asked him what the problem was ad if he wanted some counseling

    boothy;5498613

    you were there then? and know the officers and the man in question in … you were there then? and know the officers and the man in question in order to make the above statement?



    I do know police officers are trained & physically strong & that man wasn't big enough that four officers couldn't handle him.

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