West Valley City police shocks recruit with Taser — for training
Published: June 24, 2014 01:03PM
Updated: June 24, 2014 04:53PM
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A screen grab of a video posted by the West Valley City Police Department showing recruit Bruce Armstrong getting hit with a Taser as part of his training in using the device.

The volts and bleeps were flying at West Valley City’s police academy.

West Valley City on Tuesday posted a video to its Facebook page showing a police trainer firing a Taser at recruit Bruce Armstrong as two other trainers hold Armstrong and help him to the floor

Armstrong is heard yelling. Judging by the audio edits, he uttered a few choice words, too.

Police officers typically must be certified to use Tasers. The certification process often requires the officer to be shocked with the Taser so they know how it feels and the effect it has on the body.

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