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Incompetent Cop Tasers Fellow Officer Causing Him to Shoot Unarmed Man

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A Nevada man is lucky to be alive after a scene - resembling an episode of Comedy Central's Reno 911 - unfolded during a traffic stop last month. A missed taser shot would set off a chain reaction leading to an unarmed man bleeding out on the pavement, having been shot by a cop. The incident unfolded in July authorities just released the body camera footage this week. It is an exhibition in police incompetence and could have been a deadly one at that. According to the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, around 8:30 in the morning on July 26, a deputy pulled over a driver who was reportedly driving recklessly. Police say the man was uncooperative leading to the deputy calling for backup from the Reno police department. Deputy Chief Tom Robinson, of the Reno Police Department, said the officers arrived at a parking lot in the area to find several deputies pointing their Tasers at a 43-year-old man, according to the Reno Gazette Journal. "Can you go on your knees, please," a