Yep, but don't think they are taught to use them on folks that have "weapons". Some drunk talking or being disruptive will probably get tased. Not sure what they are taught, maybe some Huddler is a former cop?
You should never come with a lesser force option than what is presented. Too many times tasers/ spray are ineffective, and by the time the cop realizes they are ineffective the bad guy, with his deadly force option, is on top of you.
Then if not tasers how about shooting non-critical areas to disable the suspect.
The guy did come at the police in an agressive manner.. I am sure One shot to the thigh would have him under control. One shot would have been about 9 less bullets in him.
Not a sarcastic question, but how much shooting experience do you have? Even not under duress hitting a moving target is hard, much less after fight or flight hits and you lose fine motor skills. If you choose to shoot you shoot center mass.