In line with national recommendations made in the Shaw Review on Police use of force, Avon and Somerset Constabulary has commenced publishing quarterly data on use of force by its officers. This data is backdated to cover both quarter 1 (April to June 2017) and quarter 2 (July to September 2017).
It should be noted that the Q2 data does NOT include the report relating to the incident involving firearms officers that occurred near Portishead on the morning of September 27th. This is because the formal post incident procedure process, and support of the IPCC investigation had delayed submissions of the use of force forms by officers involved. Data for the Q2 report was collected at the first available opportunity after the month end (on October 2nd) to meet agreed the publication date.