... Deaton deployed his Taser, hitting German in the lower back. That seems to set off German into a raging attack, and he lunges toward the officer, hitting him several times in the face and wrestling him on the police cruiser and the sidewalk. ... Officer Deaton was taken to the hospital, but was released later that day. He will have to have surgery for serious facial injuries.[LINK]
A second officer shows up, decides to roll the dice again, deploys his taser and is able to assist in completing the arrest.
UPDATE: Another report [LINK] mentions that the subject, Eric German, is much larger than Officer Deaton. Reading between the lines, it seems likely that Deaton was under the false impression that tasers are reliable and would allow him to proceed with the arrest even before backup arrives. I guess that nobody told him that tasers are ineffective somewhere between 13 and 33% of the time. Given those odds, provided that such critical information wasn't being intentionally withheld, would certainly indicate that it might be best to wait for backup rather than relying on the relatively unreliable taser. Deaton should sue the company that makes the unreliable product AND controls the training that (I assume) fails to provide complete disclosure (?).
Deaton is lucky that his name isn't going to be painted on the Taser Foundation's Hummer truck that they sometimes drive around.