Are police officers overly-dependent on the Taser?
For readers of the BlueSheepdog newsletter, you will remember where I highlighted in the May issue a tragic case of a Taser failure leading to a police officer’s death. In that case, a Taser failed to stop a violent subject from pulling out a gun and shooting the officer.
Right now, ITS Tactical is running an article I wrote called Taser Trouble: Is EID Technology a Crutch for Law Enforcement? I take a look at the problem of law enforcement using the Taser when higher levels of force are clearly justified.
Take a few minutes to read the article and join the discussion. This is a serious issue that we in police work need to address.
(Note: I also discussed Tasers and deadly force in the article Recognize A Deadly Force Situation: Tasers Are Not Appropriate. Make sure you sign up for the free newsletter to get additional content not available publicly on the site.)