"...Canadian Mental Health Association ... Saskatchewan Division is recommending police officers get training in crisis intervention, and resort to Tasers only as a final alternative before lethal force." [LINK]
An alternative to lethal force.
As opposed to being used, misused, overused, and abused about one hundred times (roughly) the rate that police ever used their guns.
The great thing about such a policy, assuming that it is ACTUALLY put into practice, is that the moderate to low (depending on how you measure it) risk of death would become virtually a non-issue.
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