Report: Taser deployed in Palo Alto arrest
Original post made on Nov 29, 2012
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on Nov 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm
Gee, no wonder no one wants to be a police officer! Our police face crazy people with guns every day and to have to worry about whether one gave a verbal warning before using the taser is just absurd. In pre-tazer times an officer might have just swung a heavy night-stick at the suspect and broken an arm, leg or rib. Please officers, save your own life, taze away!
on Nov 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm
Before someone jumps in with a ludicrous comment about police brutality, let ne say that I agree with Marty. Much better to taze than shoot. I commend the PA police for not having some of the shoot-first (and to kill) incidents some other cities have had.
on Nov 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Tasers do have to be considered a deadly force. Tasers can result in death, as has been reported in the news quite frequently. The question should be, does policy restrict usage to instances where deadly force would be called for. In narrowly interpreting police policy, the independent auditor has become a spokesman for the police and not a representative of the public at large, as is needed.