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Old 11 August 2017, 22:45
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Glad the officer lived through this. And glad the "thug" is in jail.

http://nypost.com/2017/08/10/shockin...t-blank-range/

Once again, waiting for compliance too long? Had his taser out, but did not use. Too much reliance on tasers these days?

Remember, if you cannot see the hands, they are a threat! One of the first things I always taught my officers.

Completely ignoring the Officer, walking away, hand in pocket.. all clear signs of danger imminent IMO.
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Old 11 August 2017, 23:00
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Glad the officer lived through this. And glad the "thug" is in jail.

http://nypost.com/2017/08/10/shockin...t-blank-range/

Once again, waiting for compliance too long? Had his taser out, but did not use. Too much reliance on tasers these days?

Remember, if you cannot see the hands, they are a threat! One of the first things I always taught my officers.

Completely ignoring the Officer, walking away, hand in pocket.. all clear signs of danger imminent IMO.
Should have never pulled the taser. One of the first things the teach is baggy and heavy jackets will defeat the darts. He should have drawn his service weapon. Glad he lived.....
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Old 11 August 2017, 23:04
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I am sincerely glad to hear the officer survived. That is a perfect example of a situation where he should not have used a taser - at all - and put the habeas grabus on him early on. Tasers certainly have their place, but not nearly as often as they are being used.
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Sad. Cop has taser at very close range. With the obvious disregard for authority to a uninformed officer....I would have sights on with Department Issue Sidearm. My guess is the officer was trying to execute Department policy, but took too long to go into combat mode. Tough place Cops are put in everyday. I couldn't do it, commend those that do. I don't have the patience or personality to work with scum every day. I would be the cop always on Administrative Leave pending investigation.

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Old 12 August 2017, 15:45
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I am sincerely glad to hear the officer survived. That is a perfect example of a situation where he should not have used a taser - at all - and put the habeas grabus on him early on. Tasers certainly have their place, but not nearly as often as they are being used.
Agreed. The Taser was an empty threat at that point. Although when a a guy has a gun in his pocket and intends to use it you're starting from behind.
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