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Among them were a graphic designer, college students, a youth worker, a university graduate and a man signed up to join the army. Some gave non-London addresses. Eighteen were remanded in custody.
said:I didnt think UK police had guns? Why was he shot?
I didnt think UK police had guns? Why was he shot?
said: said:I didnt think UK police had guns? Why was he shot? Yeah, CO19 (firearms) officers shot him in an operation. They've not actually released what the operation was. The guy had a modified replica firearm but hadn't fired it... thats what caused the riots, people took the view he didn't pose a threat and was executed by the officers involved.[hr]Some info for you.CO19 officers (london met police) - have firearms - formerly known as SO19. mod police (ministry of defence) - have firearmsnuclear constabulary officers - don't take a shit without an assault rifle.specialist units (SOCA) - have firearmsARU/ARV [armed response unit/vehicle] (local police forces) - have firearmsbobbies on the beat - don't, although in a large percentage of areas usually pursuit officers (drivers) are now taser authorised, as with tactical driving they need prior authorisation before scratching their backsides let alone PIT'ing or tasering someone. I'll tell you this for free, you see that red dot, you drop and comply. I've seen it used and I wouldn't argue.