Robert Dziekanski’s mother has filed a lawsuit alleging excessive force and “cruel and unusual” treatment by the four RCMP officers who stunned her son with a Taser.
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Do police rely too heavily on Tasers?
It does appear they resorted to the Taser quickly, however it is obvious this man was acting irrationally. Yelling, smashing computers, building barricades.
In such a case I wouldn't expect anyone to put themselves at risk of injury by physically confronting him. Best option is to wait it out, but after several hours of waiting enough is enough.
I want to know what really happened and the FULL story.
Matt, 2007-11-15 18:18:39