That's what tasers are supposed to be for.You know that spray foam insulation?
There is a variant of that I’ve seen on Modern Marvels that can envelope a human and stop them cold. I’ve also seen it in futuristic movies, but it’s available now.
How about they spend a little more on recruiting and training, and combine it with 21st century non-lethal weaponry? If the stupid cops aren’t sure who they have, spray em and sort it out later.
It’s a fuckin lot easier to sort out who is who than who is at fault. If that guy didn’t lunge at the cops or reveal a weapon, he should still be breathing right now. I don’t care what substance he was on, he didn’t get killed for lack of compliance from what I read.