The number of gardai injured on duty when attacked could drop by 75 per cent if the force is issued with pepper spray, Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy has been told.
The projected decrease in injuries among members on duty is based on the experience of Scottish police who have - for almost a decade - carried an incapacitating spray as an alternative to batons.
Scottish police first tested the use of CS gas and pepper spray...
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