That's like asking if guns should be removed from the police. To be honest tasers should only be given to responsible policeman and they all need undergo some type of test one of which should be psychological. I've seen some videos where they are using tasers as though they are toys.
No, tasers are good tools for police to use-the problem is that most police are "cowboy wanna be" bullies and don't have the proper education to know when to use them wisely.
I am no expert in such things, and I am willing to be convinced the other way. However I think they probably should remove tasers and beef up their hand-to-hand training -- really teach them how to handle themselves bare-handed, in addition to having their firearms, billy club, (pepper spray?), and handcuffs.
No, they should not be removed from use. Any police officer who misuses their equipment should face disciplinary action from his/her superiors, and if that doesn't happen then that's on an individual precinct. The occasional issues with people who had heart problems and tasers had lethal repercussions are unfortunate, but if tasers had not been available then lethal force would have had to be used anyway.
Tasers can be dangerous, even deadly-- but if it is a choice between them and firearms, I think they should be an option. Bullets are more likely to hit innocent bystanders.
My answer is yes. With the marksmanship of the average police officer taken into account, it is best that they switch back to firearms. Much fewer people hurt that way.
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