Nobody is denying that tasers have their place. In certain circumstances, they will help prevent injuries to both the policemen and potentially the criminal. However, in various countries around the world, we can see them being used in completely stupid situations. Someone refused to cooperate with verbal instructions, next stop 50,000 volts. A gross inflamation of the situation for no good reason. Where the criminal is being violent, that's a different situation.
What about a series of Ashes to Ashes with Gene Hunt armed with this technology........... I can just see it now.
'Do you confess to the crime?' ...........zzzzzzzzz...zzzzzzzzzz....zzzzzzzz....zzzzzzzzz
'You got me fair and square copper, I'll cough.Now, can I have some cream for these electricity burns.'