Gardaí are to be issued with 16,000 “spit hoods” to place over suspects’ faces
The Irish Times reports:
The plastic devices have been criticised by human rights groups in the UK – where they are widely deployed by police forces – as dangerous and degrading.
The Garda has ordered 16,000 spit hoods, which cover the entire face of the detainee and stops them spitting at, coughing on or biting officers.
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Pic: Hampshire Constabulary