Alberta’s police oversight board, the Law Enforcement Review Board (LERB), has ordered Edmonton police Chief Mike Boydto lay charges against Const. Aubrey Zalaski for allegedly using excessive force when he tasered Timothy Ferguson four times on Dec. 24, 2003. "The Board finds that an objectively reasonable person might not consider the tasering of the Appellant reasonable given that it was deployed four times while the appellant was being held down by several large male officers, was handcuffed, was wearing a spit mask, and was displaying symptoms of excited delirium." The board found that the actions of other officers accused of excessive force were reasonable "given the urgency of the situation and the intensely violent and aggressive nature of the appellant." [LINK]
I wouldn't be surprised if many police officers simply decide that tasers are just not worth the career risk.
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