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Court considers whether reasonable force was used by officer

Published:

Re: McCarthy v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police [2016] EWCA Civ 1257

The respondent became involved in a violent incident where an officer tasered him, and he then suffered a cardiac arrest. The appeal was against the finding that the use of force was unreasonable as the officer genuinely feared for his safety when the taser was discharged. Also, the finding that the appellant was liable in trespass rather than negligence was challenged.

Alison Macdonald was involved in this case.