Be careful what you wish for.
-- WINNIPEG -- Winnipeg police say an officer was forced to shoot and kill an armed man when efforts to subdue him with a Taser were unsuccessful.More details from the Globe and Mail.
One of the officers fired his Taser, but for some unexplained reason it did not work properly. An officer was then forced to use his service pistol.
So far this year, Winnipeg police have pulled out tasers 160 times: 65 times the suspect complied after seeing the taser, 50 times a suspect was hit with the taser's probes, and 45 times it was touching the body and used in stun mode.
They do not keep statistics on the number of times a taser fails to work.