Officer: Excuse me sir, I know that you likely walked your dogs here before but the laws have changed and you will need to use a leash from now on.
That's it. There is no need to know the guys name or see his I.D. If there has been issues in the past that would be one thing. That is not known though.
We have laws and those laws must be enforced. Notice how the word force is in there, all laws are ultimately backed up by the threat of force. People here are saying it was wrong to taze him just for walking his dogs off leash, and if it went down like "Hey you're walking your dogs off leash, you can't do that anymore. Now eat tazer, bitch!" then I would agree. But he chose to escalate what was probably essentially a parking ticket into something much more serious. He didn't get tazed for walking dogs off leash. That was just the inciting incident for this little scene. He gave an officer a false name and then tried to leave. Was she supposed to say screw it, and let him walk away? And as for wrestling him to the ground, that's far more likely to injury the officer or the perp. How many of you would be calling for blood if she inadvertantly broke his arm in the scuffle? Tazers are a safer way for both the officer and the subject to subdue a subject who refuses to comply. They hurt like hell, but they rarely do any lasting damage.[/QUOTE]