It's not magic. It's not difficult to explain. It's perfectly simple.
...Tasers were taken away in October 2009 after the manufacturer issued a nationwide warning advising against shooting someone in the chest. The bulletin said it opens the officer, the agency and TASER International to liability if heart damage, such as sudden cardiac arrest, or death occurs. Critics predicted a spike in the number of injuries to officers as offenders, without the threat of a Taser, resisted arrest.
Fourteen months later, that has not been the case for Rockford officers.
Deputy Chief Lori Sweeney also said every officer in the department this year has undergone at least eight hours of crisis intervention training. "Good communication skills are key," she said. "The first resource should be communications, and you work your way up the levels of use of force until you get the compliance that you need." Sweeney said basic CIT training entails teaching officers verbal skills and techniques to gain compliance, and how to be aware of a person’s behavior and any signs that may suggest mental illness and homelessness. ... [LINK]