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Data repository launched!

Published 30 July 2020

Our data repository that we are launching this week is a collection of data relating to state violence. It came about because the data we were looking for in our research on Taser usage by Greater Manchester Police was proving difficult to get hold of, and was spread across multiple spreadsheets and PDF files in lots of different formats.

Aside from collating the source data like many ‘open data’ websites do, we also offer cleaned versions of the data that are more usable than spreadsheets as well as data designed for specific analysis purposes.

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Report warns that vast increase in police Taser use poses a growing ‘threat to life’

Published 30 July 2020

Urgent concerns about the increasing use of Tasers are raised in a new report released today.

The report, A Growing Threat to Life: Taser usage by Greater Manchester Police, comes at a time when Black Lives Matter protests have highlighted the urgency of critical conversations about policing in the UK and elsewhere.

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