Former officer: Police need more to respond with than pepper spray and a taser

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 30 Nov 2021, 8:20AM
(Photo / Alex Burton)
(Photo / Alex Burton)

Former officer: Police need more to respond with than pepper spray and a taser

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 30 Nov 2021, 8:20AM

Auckland Police officers might need better protection as they respond to more firearms events.

Three police officers are recovering in Auckland Hospital after being shot in Glen Eden.

The offender was shot dead.

Former Justice Advisory Group chairman Chester Burrows, who's also a former cop, told Kate Hawkesby police need more to respond with than pepper spray and a taser.

“The Police Association has been saying for a long time they want to have guns on their hips. I would hate to think that we’d go there, but it’s difficult to find out what the other answer is.”

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