posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 03:53 PM
A few questions:
--Why didn't she give the name to the officers? Not doing so is an obstruction of the officers' investigation.
(What may not be pertinent to her may be to the cops but it's not her call to say so.)
--Why did she run when she was getting cuffed? WHY?? She may have been scared, confused or what ever but any reasonable minded individual would know
NEVER run from the cops especially when you're getting cuffs on you! Right or wrong, you WILL have your day in court but NEVER run...
All in all, this incident is another example of why I personally dislike Tasers, especially the prod function, as a use of force option. I don't
understand why the hand to hand maneuvers, which hours of Defensive Tactics training are devoted to, are overlooked for the use of a weapon that
isn't an academy trained use of force technique (depending by state) which is lacking in the same standards of training.
Unless you're dealing with an individual who you wouldn't touch with a 10 foot poll (dirty people, drug addicts, you know who I'm talking about)
then there's no reason when the suspect becomes combative not to use your academy trained use of force techniques. It'll save you in court and in
the public eye.
I do believe that if Tasers are going to be issued as a use of force option, EACH and every state needs to include its training in their Defensive
Tactics classes, regardless if certain LEAs don't issue them.