Understatement of the century. The US police (as a whole - it is a bit unfair as there is considerable variance) are third-world-grade in terms of behaviour and discipline.
Are you American? I ask because the “only” seems like a really weird attitude, like you’d expect the police to murder them. And yes, in the US, you kinda would expect the police to murder them, because the police murder lots of people for terrible reasons. Taser usage by US police is also extremely bad, in that they frequently use Tasers on inappropriate people (small children, old people, disabled people, people have epileptic fits, people doing nothing violent, even long-dead people etc.) or in completely inappropriate situations, often to essentially just assert dominance, or to hurt people who are already caught (typically in drive-stun mode, not the wire-trailing mode). They even invented an entirely fictional medical condition (“excited delirium” - which has no scientific basis whatsoever, just wild, untested claims) to justify all the times they Taser’d someone to death (non-lethal my ass).
In a civilized country, you’d expect this situation, even with the car chase, to be resolved without any guns being used, without any threat of people being shot, and without anyone getting tasered.
So it seems to me that some criticism of the police is justified.
They might, but many US police forces are incompetent at de-escalation, and cause chases that end with people being hurt, where police forces in other countries (or indeed other parts of the US) would manage to de-escalate the chase.
LA is an interesting example. They went from being terribly offenders at this, where they caused countless deaths by engaging in unnecessarily aggressive police chases, to learning how to back off and capture people without causing high-speed chases. Indeed, when a chase does go high-speed, the LA police (unlike many US police forces) intentionally fall back, let the helicopters take over, let the perp slow down, and so on. Sounds like the cops here didn’t understand or didn’t care to engage in de-escalation.