Concerns have been raised for public safety as Taser stun guns are made available to more police officers in England and Wales.
Officers in 10 forces, who are not firearms specialists, will be able to use the 50,000-volt Tasers to protect themselves or the public.
Amnesty International fears police using the weapons in the one-year trial may not be properly trained.
The Home Office says officers will undergo a rigorous selection procedure.
Until now, about 3,000 Tasers had been issued in Britain, but only to members of police firearms units.
FOOK FOOK FOOK FOOK FOOK OFF! Its about time the Police had something to use on criminal's, they are not allowed guns and right now, its fair to say that criminals rule the police, the more the police have at their disposal, the better.
Id say give them guns personally, if you have nothing to hide, then you wont have any reason to resist arrest.
Why should the rest of us live in fear because the police are NOT ALLOWED any deterrents or armourments to fight back at these low life scum criminals, all because the likes of amnesty international and human rights etc believe criminals have more rights then that of the generally law abiding public!
This shit really makes my blood boil BBC News Report