I'm going to put it out there and say that they acted accordingly and appropriately.
Like people have said before me, in the States he probably would have been shot and in Canada most likely tasered to death (Dziekański anyone?). Hell if the RCMP got there way he probably would've died by a group beating, they kick submissive and obeying people for god sakes (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/rcmp-suspends-bc-mountie-caught-kicking-man/article1864994/)
This man wasn't that big of a threat and although I do agree that the cops possibly could've used more baton training they did their job within their call of duty and took down the guy in a manner that was not only appropriate but without using any excessive force.
If anything I'd say the cops in the States/Canada are pussies since they resort straight to lethal or near-lethal means to subdue even the slightly agitated subject without ever thinking of verbal persuasion or other "soft" approaches first.
I respect the Finnish cops, they did a good job.