Police sued

Police lose Taser caseJames McCarthy has won a case against Merseyside police after they Tasered him for 11 seconds leading to him suffering a cardiac arrest. Mr McCarthy called for a ban on stun guns after a court ruled he was the victim of excessive force. Sophie Khan, representing McCarthy, said: “This is the first…

Drugs decriminalised 

Ireland says drug users will no longer be criminalisedIreland’s drugs minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said users of substances including heroin, cocaine and cannabis would no longer be criminalised for their addictions. The shift towards decriminalisation will however see profiting from the sale or distribution of illegal drugs remain a crime. “I am firmly of…