The LA Times reports:
LAPD officers fired Tasers just over 1,100 times last year.... The devices had the desired outcome — causing someone to submit to arrest — only 53% of the time.Is half the time better than nothing or not nearly good enough? Anecdotally, it seems like a lot of bad police shootings are preceded by Tasers not doing what they're supposed to do. You press the magic button... and nothing happens. And you're not used to having to go hands-on, fighting, and physically dominating a suspect. So you're scared and reach for your gun.
And that's not the only problem with Tasers.