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1
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When notified of an operation show of TASER what steps should the supervisor follow?

A
  1. Ensure the operator or individuals involved submit a tactical options report (TOR).
  2. Ensure the operator completes the details of all instances of arcing in the TASER register..
  3. Ensure the operator(s) involved:
    - uploads the incident into Evidence.Com via Evidence Sync
    - categorises the uploaded data including the TOR and event details
    - shares the event in Evidence.com with their supervisor.
  4. Debrief the officer involved on the incident and review the TASER footage along with the TOR.

Determine whether the show of the TASER was in accordance with these instructions, noting on the TOR form a summary of the outcome of the review.

2
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When notified of an operation use of TASER what steps should the supervisor follow?

A
  1. Consult with the operator involved as to whether your physical attendance is necessary at the scene (consider using mobility, e.g.
    Facetime).
  2. Ensure that proper aftercare and appropriate medical attention where necessary is provided.
  3. Ensure that:
    - the scene is preserved and photographed where it is believed this may be necessary or relevant for subsequent enquiries
    - all evidence, including discharged cartridges, wires, probes and sufficient (4-5) cartridge identification tags (CIT), are recovered from the scene and secured.
  4. Ensure:
    - subjects exposed to the application of TASER are examined by a registered medical doctor (or where not available, an Intermediate Life Support (ILS) qualified ambulance officer), and
    - the examination is recorded on a POL 42 - Post TASER Exposure Medical Examination Form.
  5. Ensure the operator completes the details of all instances of use in the TASER register.
  6. Ensure the operator, or individuals involved submit a tactical options report (standard TOR, or TOR used on an animal) in compliance with reporting requirements in the Use of Force overview.
  7. Ensure the operator(s) involved:
    - uploads the incident into Evidence.Com via Evidence Sync
    - categorises the uploaded data including the TOR and event details
    - shares the event in Evidence.com with their supervisor.
  8. Review the TASER footage and TOR, determining whether the use of the TASER was in accordance with these instructions noting on the TOR form a summary of the outcome of the review.
3
Q

An unintentional discharge of a TASER may occur because of what?

A

Operator error: for example, a failure to follow procedure by ensuring a TASER is in the unload state before conducting a pre-op check, leading to an unintentional discharge.

Mechanical fault: a fault with the device leads to a discharge.

4
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In the event of an unintentional discharge, what must the supervisor do?

A
  1. Preserve and photograph the scene where it is believed this may be necessary or relevant for subsequent enquiries.
  2. Immediately withdraw the TASER from service and consult with the Police national Armoury as to whether or not the particular TASER and associated evidence is forwarded to them for examination and a report.
  3. Ensure that all evidence, including the subject TASER, discharged cartridges, wires, probes and sufficient (4-5) cartridge identification tags (CIT), are recovered from the scene and secured.
  4. Instigate a review of the facts surrounding the incident.
  5. Ensure the operator(s) involved submits a tactical options report for unintentional discharge.
  6. Ensure the operator(s) involved uploads the incident into Evidence.Com via Evidence Sync and categorises the uploaded data including the TOR and event details.
  7. Ensure the operator completes the details of the discharge in the TASER register.
  8. Notify the District Police Professional Conduct Manager.