One of the Seattle police officers chose to stop charging his Taser after the battery died.
By contrast, Sunday's fatal shooting of a pregnant mother, who police say was armed with two knives, after she called in a burglary at her apartment illustrates the potential limits of such training. "At some point, we have to do police reform".
Lyles had previous run-ins with law enforcement, including an arrest almost two weeks before she was killed and another in 2014 for assault.
Anderson, a two-year veteran of the police force, is now under the scrutiny of an internal investigation for failing to equip the stun gun, according to a Seattle Times report Saturday.
Police also on Thursday released the audio of Lyles' Sunday morning 911 call asking for an officer to respond to her Seattle apartment for a break-in, The Seattle Times reported (https://goo.gl/atTsw6 ).
Officers fired their weapons after yelling "Get back" several times. Lyles told the 911 operator that her children were in the house with her. She told him that she had left about two to three hours ago and when she came back, the door was open.
Anderson's description was contained in transcripts of recorded interviews with Anderson and another officer, Steven McNew, who shot Lyles after she summoned the officers to her Northeast Seattle apartment to investigate what she described as a burglary of her apartment. But she also anxious they would be taken from her because an abusive ex-boyfriend, the father of the youngest children, was causing problems for her.
Seattle police shared photos of the knives found inside Charleena Lyles' apartment following the shooting. Shots were heard in the audio.
Anderson said he wasn't carrying a Taser because the battery in his died two weeks earlier, but he told investigators he wouldn't have used it anyway because he was trained to use lethal force when someone is attacking with a knife.
"When we call police for help, we expect protection".
Lyles' family attorney James Bible criticized the release of the video Thursday and questioned the department's motives.
After the shooting, McNew said, 'one of the little babies crawls out from behind and right on top of her, her upper body, you know resting his head against her'.