As far as I can tell from what I have read about this woman, she certainly should have known the difference between her gun and her Tayser. Perhaps in the moment, when everything was all crazy she did not think and just reached for one of her weapons. I am having a difficult time believing her story that’s for sure.
Another thing that should be considered.
Duante Wright was 5'8" 145 pounds.
Neither she nor her trainee could physically control him.
She was under a lot of stress, pulled out the wrong weapon, and killed him.
I played high school basketball with two guys who went on to become police officers.
One was 6'4" 220 pounds. The other was 6'5" 230 pounds and played power forward in college.
Either one of those guys could have easily pulled Duante Wright out of that car with 1 hand and restrained him.
Police departments need to consider which officers are out there making arrests in potentially violent situations.