casinterest wrote:NIKV69 wrote:casinterest wrote:
Training on deescalating issues needs to be done. Training on arresting a suspect and keeping them away from the door to a vehicle. Training on figuring out what a taser is and is not. Many lives were ruined over this, and lessons are not just about police compliance.
How do you de-escalate someone who won't be taken into custody because they know with warrants they are going to jail? How do you de-escalate this person who jumps in his car and guns it and drags a police officer and puts the others in danger? I am seeing a lot of posts here that are code for just letting people go. That is called Anarchy.
You get training. You also learn to remember where your taser and your gun are. It isn't Anarchy unless those involved fail to learn from the mistakes and get training to handle these situations better.
Right now their is a police officer facing 2nd degree manslaughter, and a dead man. Training and situational awareness could have helped everyone involved.
You seem to be conflating two things. No one here is arguing that Wright should have been shot. But tazing him definitely would have been appropriate given the circumstances. Yes, this cop made a terrible error....that doesn't mean that cops should just routinely let people go when they try to resist or flee.