by: The Independent
published: 22 October 2013
Two police officers have been sacked after they wrongly arrested a man and Tasered him five times.
The pair were only dismissed after a drawn-out legal battle which saw them twice cleared by their own force and after the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) upheld two complaint appeals.
Kyle McArdle, 26, was detained by officers from Merseyside Police in December 2009 when he was spotted urinating in an alley off Elliot Street in Liverpool city centre.
He was put into the back of a police van and hit with five Taser rounds, including three times in drive-stun mode – where the weapon was pressed against his chest, leg and upper abdomen.
The arresting officers said he was violent and the Taser was needed to restrain him.
Merseyside officers dismissed after ‘Taser’ complaint
22 October 2013