Well the officers didn’t have tazers, so there’s that.
Person running at you with a knife, a lethal weapon, if they are within @21′, its a tie between getting your gun out and a round on target, and getting cut. If you are extremely lucky its a stopping shot.
Shoot them in the leg, ala Dementia Joe? Sounds good in theory but is still lethal force, and how many people have actually tried to hit a moving target, within a highly charged time frame?
At this point, the “have nots” are looking for any reason to riot and steal. Look at the videos out of Philly, where the peaceful protesters were carrying empty bags just for the plunder, taking stuff off the shelves without looking at it. Any bets they didn’t touch the work boots.