Knife-wielding schizophrenic shot by police

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Good story, the cop seems fairly justified in that case and I can understand why you were happy to have the police there with their weapons. But I would still much rather see tasers or bean bag rounds being available. They should always be an option for situations like this.

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Well, yeah... that is a point I was making in the end it is a shame the police in Germany are made to rely on the pistol so much. That said I do not claim to know the standard operating procedure for cops in the states with tasers... like how they are trained to handle a situation like I described.

 

Either way, I am curious if police in the UK have something like a taser since many of them don't have real guns...

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Here is a story where a crazed man was trying to light a fire at a gas station and had a knife. The cop tried to put the fire out first and tried to disarm the man without using his gun. What happened you ask? The cop got stabbed several times and then shot the man.

 

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Miami-Dade-Police-Officer-Injured-in-Confrontation-Taken-to-Jackson-Memorial-Hospital-Cops-229789841.html

 

Or this domestic dispute the office responded to and found a man who refused to drop the knife. What happened to the cop? He got stabbed in the face and the other police officers shot the guy dead.

 

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?id=9297876

 

This NZ officer was responding to a mild domestic and was also stabbed in the face.

 

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/stabbed-officer-recovering-surgery-his-face-5609014

 

This officer did tazer the knife wielder and it did not work. The officer then got stabbed.

 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/birmingham-mosque-stabbing-hero-cop-1957385

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