Last updated at 3:50 PM on 22nd June 2009
Police are in revolt over the Government's decision to hand controversial Taser guns to officers with only 18 hours of training.
At least two forces have snubbed updated Home Office policy to make the weapons available to 30,000 nonspecialist officers, ending the practice of issuing them solely to highly-trained firearms squads.
Several others have yet to reach a decision amid concerns the use of Tasers by rank-and-file police could harm public confidence.
Meanwhile in Canada Tasers continue to be handed out like candy. Tom