Tasered shoplifter 'was a danger' to police
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Tasered Brighton thief 'was a danger to police and public'

A man Tasered as he was being arrested for shoplifting was "a danger to police and the public", a civil court case has heard.

Paul McClelland, 42, is suing Sussex Police claiming officers used excessive force while carrying out the arrest in a car park in Brighton in July 2013.

Footage from a body-worn police camera has been released after a court order was obtained by BBC South East.

Mr McClelland later pleaded guilty at Brighton Magistrates' Court in September 2013, to obstructing a police officer, common assault and theft, and was given a community service order.

  • 13 Dec 2017