Police officers in Kent are using tasers which have exceeded their “useful life”.

The force acquired its latest batch of devices in 2009, meaning they have passed the five-year guarantee of safe usage provided by the manufacturer.

Taser International has warned other UK police forces that there is a risk of the devices not discharging the right charge.

Reported by Kent Online. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.