TV5 reporter stunned as Flint Police train to put Taser in use
By Andrew Keller, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -
Flint Police learned Tuesday night what it's like to be on the receiving end of a Taser.
Flint Police Chief James Tolbert was the first to be stunned.
Tuesday night was the final step in the training process for the Taser devices so officers can understand what it feels like before they start using Tasers on the streets. Every officer will now carry a Taser in an effort to prevent officers from being thrust in physical and violent altercations.
"There's automatic compliance. There's no need to have an assault take place with the officer or the individual being arrested and it just makes things a lot better for everyone," said Tolbert.
Click on the video to see TV5 reporter Andrew Keller being stunned. Following the Taser hit, Andrew had advice.
"If an officer demands you do something while pointing a Taser at you, listen to their commands and follow them. That ranks up there as the most painful five seconds of my life," Keller said.
Flint patrol officers will start using Tasers on Wednesday.
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