It is good that the police are alive.
What was the intoxication level of drugs and alcohol for the man with the knife? If the man with the knife had been subdued, would his belligerent behavior become more rational?
Maybe one officer could have taken responsibility for using the taser, and one officer could have had his pistol aimed at the suspect.
The team work could have been training for one officer to take the non-lethal tactics and the other officer to be ready with live bullets.
Did the officer have the 35 Foot cartridges for their tasers?
Had the police chief asked for upgraded tasers in the budget?
When was the last time the officers had practiced tasers with the taser training laptop? What taser training was available to the officers? What is the average number of police training hours per 4 months on taser training? Pepper spray training? Did the officers have gas masks, so they could have protected themselves from pepper spray back wind?
The Police Chief needs to explain why he has not asked fro more money for upgraded 35 foot tasers. The police chief should have a strategy practiced for the utilization of non-lethal tasers or pepper spray, by at least one officer in the responding team of officers. The video shows that both officers had a clear view of the man with the knife, and either officer could have used a taser first. There was clearly time on the video, for having used a taser before shots were fired.