Police have admitted for the first time that the controversial taser stun-guns could kill.
Previously they have only said victims risked injury if they
fell badly. But it has emerged the head of the taser trial
told a Police Association conference there is a one in 870 chance
of a fatality.
On Wednesday he backed away from that number - while accepting that the taser could kill.
"While it's not possible to substantiate the odds, the taser without any other level of force, does have a level of risk," Superintendent John Rivers says.
Critics say the 12 month trial is a sham and should be abandoned.