In the Use Of Force Continuum for police work, the TASER is actually a step ahead of Mace, Baton, and Deadly Force. What we are also forgetting is that we are hearing more than we are seeing in this video. It is MHO, that this lady was being very melodramatic in her response to being Tased. Although after being hit with a TASER, you never forget the feeling, you do recover nearly right away. I "rode the buffalo" in December of 2002 to see what it felt like. It was my feeling that if I was going to testify in court as to why I used this device, then I could honestly explain to a jury that I know how it feels to have one used on me and know it's effects.
This officer appeared to be fully justified in using this.
Here is a link to TASER's website that shows an actual use from a guy that I was in the Academy with. You definately see that his use was more than justified. If you have a high-speed connection, download the high quality version if possible.