Two police officers have been sacked after an innocent man was Tasered five times in their van, it was revealed last night. Kyle McArdle, 26, said he passed out from the excruciating pain inflicted by the 50,000-volt weapons after he was dragged from the street.
He was shot in the chest, stomach and leg at point-blank range as up to three officers assaulted him.
After four years of wrangling, in which Merseyside Police insisted they did nothing wrong, PC Simon Jones and PC Joanne Kelly were fired for gross misconduct.
A third officer involved in the incident, Sgt Charlie Tennant, had already been sacked in 2011 for gross misconduct over a separate matter.
The case, believed to be the first in which officers have been fired for misusing a Taser, raises questions about the trend to arm police with the potentially deadly weapon.
Last night, Mr McArdle said: ‘I have never come across such brutality, and for that to be at the hands of the police – people I would have expected to trust – has been really disturbing.
‘I wasn’t offering any resistance when they launched an unprovoked attack, hitting me on the head and choking me.
‘When I raised my hands in self-defence I was Tasered five times and dragged to a police station like a criminal.’
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the officers used unnecessary force and ignored national guidelines.
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