As a reader pointed out: "She was just too big and tough, I guess."
My point (again) isn't that cops violated their rules. It's that the rules are wrong!
Update November 19: The officer involved has been suspended for seven days (with pay, mind you). This is an example of the worst functionings in a police department.
If policy is policy, why punish the officer who executes the policy? Because the brass is trying to cover theirs by putting his out to dry. In this case they banged the officer not for using the taser but for not having a video camera attached when he did. Now I'm no taser expert, but that seems like a B.S. reason if I've ever heard one. But if they want to get you, they can.