LAPD Conducts Taser Training

Los Alamos Police Department Det. Joey Robinson, far left, assists Detention Center staff Tuesday during taser training. In order to be certified to use a taser, officers must first experience its effects. The trainee is guided to the ground as he falls. Trainees describe being shot as feeling like you are being microwaved or having a full-body Charlie Horse. Command staff and fellow officers cheered the four trainees on at the training session Tuesday, having been through the not so pleasant experience themselves. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

LAPD Public Safety Aide Supervisor Debra Kramer shoots her taser at a target prior being tased as part of her certification requirements. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Det. Joey Robinson, left, shows trainees how to lower a fellow trainee to the ground after being tased. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

A detention center employee, left, gets ready to shoot a taser at a target during Tuesday’s training while watched by the trainer. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Department Chief Ben Stone and Capt. Kelly Grace-Meyer were on hand to provide medical attention if needed during Tuesdays taser training. Photo by Maire O’Neill/