Based on the information, that he was tearing down the signs and littering the streets with them, the police arguably had probable cause to arrest him for a crime. He resisted. So what’s the choice? Especially given two female officers and one male officer? The women certainly aren’t going to out wrestle an angry male. In my view, use of the Taser is appropriate, and you’ll notice it was quite effective at bringing about compliance.
The alternative is wrestling the guy to the ground, which is far more likely to result in injury to both officer and suspect.
UPDATE: A lot of folks seem to go with this:
Iâ€™ll buy that overwhelming force can sometimes be saferâ€¦.but tasking can KILL someoneâ€¦is that really a good idea?
Very rarely, yes. But wrestling people to the ground and using a baton can kill someone too, and is far more likely to result in injury than using a taser.