The punchline is that it is the year 2010, and people are still struggling to figure where to draw the line for acceptable Taser Use Policy.
Suggestion: consider the following points.
First come to terms with the growing consensus, at least of all that are both informed and honest, that tasers can sometimes - essentially randomly - cause death ("directly or indirectly" [US AMA]).
Tasers also cause excrutiating pain, and are an ideal torture device.
They've indisputably been overused, misused, and abused.
You already know about the 9th Circuit Court decision. This decision means that those that would deploy their tasers in what have been very common situations (and in accordance with the training traceable back to the manufacturer) would now be exposed to extreme legal jeopardy.
The Maryland AG concluded that the manufacturer has "significantly" understated the risks - so you cannot trust their claims, nor can you accept the "expert" advice of anyone that has been
Putting these facts into your heart makes creating a new Taser Use Policy very simple.
It can almost be cut-and-paste from a combination of the 9th Circuit Court, the Maryland AG report, some insight from the Canadian Braidwood Inquiry. And excluding any and all advice from those that have been so clearly shown to have been in the wrong (the manufacturer, and all that have been associated with their vertically-integrated
It's not that complicated.