The tasing of Andrew Meyer sparked a great deal of controversy throughout the nation. It also opened the door for a debate about tasing, and if the officers involved did the right thing. Many people say alternative methods to tasing could have been used in that situation, but officials say, that's debatable. The Gainesville Police Department held a training on how to deal with similar situations, when people resist arrest.Â Officers-in-training are required to get sprayed in the eyes with pepper spray, along with other various challenges, in order to graduate from the program.
Officers say there are many different restraining methods for a person that resists arrest, but as for which one they use, they say it all depends on the circumstance.
Police say they are trained to use the least amount of force possible, and if that doesn't work, they move on to a higher level of force.
Thalia Hayden, WCJB TV20 News.
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