The Times says the LT who ordered the Tas is getting in trouble.
Supposedly the Post has a video. I wonder if it will change my mind. Here's the link.
Hmmmm.... Unfortunately the video doesn't clear much up. It doesn't show the interaction between the light bulb and cop on the fire escape. That's what I want to see. Was the officer being attached and could the officer not get away?
At the moment of Tas, there was certainly not justification for lethal force. And maybe time for a tactical retreat from the fire escape. But if a person attacks an officer who can't get away, I got no problem with shooting him one way or the other.