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Leaked Report on Restraint in Police Custody - TASER - Chemical Coshes

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The Home Office,

I am writing to request the release of a report considering the use of restraint techniques in police custody including TASER and "chemical coshes".

An article on p36 the 19 October - 1 November 2018 copy of Private Eye (Issue 1481) purported to be based on a leaked copy of the report I am seeking. The article contained the following material which I hope will identify the report in question:

* A description of the report as a briefing paper covering the use of restraint techniques, including Tasers in police custody.
* A description of the report as a response to a "review of deaths and serious incidents in police custody" by Dame Elish Angiolini.
* A description of the report as a "Home Office briefing paper".
* A claim that the report sets out: "four alternatives to physical restraint: oral sedation; Tasers; Tasers followed by injected sedation; and physical force with injected sedation. "
* A claim that the report describes the activities of a series of workshops.
* A statement saying the report is marked "official sensitive".

I am not seeking the Government response to the October 2017 Independent Review of Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody which is published at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

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Richard Taylor
Cambridge
http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

The Private Eye article is currently available at:
http://www.private-eye.co.uk/in-the-back

The material available at that URL changes regularly, an archived copy containing the article in question is at:

https://web.archive.org/web/201811010936...

FOI Requests, Home Office

Dear Mr. Taylor,

 

 

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

 

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 50872). We will aim to
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