COLORADO SPRINGS - ...19-year-old Jonathon Pino, who stayed on the scene, resisted police control. An officer attempted to deploy his taser however the probes did not deploy. Pino raised a shotgun in the direction of the Officer who was able to close the distance, taking the suspect to the ground and disarm him. ... [LINK]
I'm glad it turned okay.
But geesh!! Relying on the unreliable taser, when the suspect is holding a shotgun, is clear-cut evidence that the so-called training is more an extension of the deceptive marketing than anything else.
One report I saw recently was that taser deployments in the real world are ineffective about 30% of the time. Not even including the recent guidance from Taser International to stop aiming towards the chest.
Me thinks that the taser has been oversold.
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