Taser International clearly states that tasers do not depend on pain compliance, but work directly by incapacitation. What they sometimes fail to highlight is that tasers are relatively unreliable and the effects are unpredictable. The effects range from "no effect" all the way up to risk of death.
Taser proves useless against drug-affected man [LINK]
"...pepper spray, batons and a Taser stun gun failed to have any effect."
Taser International makes the explicit claim that the taser would be effective in such circumstances. Of course they make a lot of claims...
PS: The police in this incident appear to have hone above and beyond.
"More police arrived and unsuccessfully attempted to negotiate with the man before eight officers were finally able to restrain him. Four police were injured during the incident. The 24-year-old man suffered a cut finger. He was taken to Westmead Hospital under guard."
Nice work under difficult circumstances.
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