This morning, 2 February, police officers participated in a career fair at the Edna Moyle Primary School in North Side. During a demonstration of police equipment, the probes on a Taser were accidentally released, breaking the skin on a child at the demonstration. The child was treated on-site and did not require further medical treatment.
To be clear, there was no electrical discharge of the Taser during this accident, and the child was not “Tazed”.
Full post-incident procedures have been instituted with respect to the accident, which has also been referred to our Professional Standards Unit for investigation.
The RCIPS apologizes for any alarm the accident caused to children and others participating in the event.