Portland, OR (13 May 2010) - Gunfire that ended with one man dead and a police officer wounded began... ...stopped a car for driving infractions. ... One officer approached the passenger side while others with tasers drawn approached the driver's side. ...the driver ignored instructions and struggled as officers tried to get him out of the car. ...officers twice fired a taser to no effect. ...the driver grabbed a gun and fired, hitting Officer Christopher Burley once in each leg. ... [LINK]
Why on God's green Earth would any right-thinking police officer still believe that Taser International is their friend?
Geesh... If police guns misfired as often as tasers are "ineffective", then the police would be lobbying for swords.
Burley is expected to make a full recovery.
But why use such a risky approach? Why rely on unreliable tools? I'd rather see the police with their hand nervously on their holster than this sort of taser induced near-death fiasco unfold.
Twice the taser had no effect. The baddie got off two shots before the officers finally put away their toy phasers and dealt with the situation appropriately.
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