1 None of us were there
2 Everyone is entitled to an opinion, even an uninformed one
3 the police do not carry darts for sedating dogs
4 if they waited for a vet it could take up valuable time
5 even when darted it takes time for a dog to be sedated
6 there are some dogs (and I have met some of them) which are so “civil” that the owner WOULD die because no one could get near the owner or the dog.
7 it has nothing to do with “breed” it is to do with risk assessment which takes into consideration the hazards posed to the owner, the police and anyone else.
8 easy to throw stones until and unless you have been in this exact situation
sorry but it is very easy to get “outraged” about stuff even when you are not in full possession of the facts.