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MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement

Headline: Tasers For All Frintline Police Backed By New Zealand First

New Zealand First is repeating its call made three months ago for all frontline police officers to be issued with tasers.

“It is so easy for liberals who have never faced a violent criminal high on P to bemoan tasers, but the fact is this, tasers save lives and prevent injuries to police officers,” says Ron Mark, New Zealand First’s Police Spokesperson.

“In the 2013/14 year, official information tells us that police suffered 1,656 injuries at a cost of over $2 million. That is without counting what the psychological cost was.

“New Zealand First backs the call made by the Police Association to issue all front line police with tasers. As a party, we want all frontline officers to have the tools they need to be effective and above all, safe,” Mr Mark concluded.