AN expert on electrical injury is being sought to give evidence at the inquest into the death of shotgun killer Raoul Moat, who was Tasered by police.
Two officers from West Yorkshire Police fired the stun guns at the gunman, who shot two people before his own death last July.
The West Yorkshire officers used XREP Tasers, which were still undergoing tests.
However the government has said forces have discretion to use any equipment they deem necessary.
A coroner in Newcastle has now ruled that a number of firearms officers can give evidence anonymously from behind screens. The 37-year-old ex-bouncer from Newcastle shot himself in the head after stun gun cartridges were fired twice at the climax of a lengthy stand-off with armed police.
Newcastle coroner David Mitford told a pre-inquest review that a neuro-physiologist could be called, saying the expert would be “someone able to consider the effects of electrical discharge on a human and the nervous system”.
The inquest will consider whether being hit by Taser rounds caused an involuntary reaction by Moat, leading to his shotgun discharging into his head.