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Cop that tased tourist is a police officer trainee

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 by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - KUAM News has confirmed that the officer who actually fired the tazer that incapacitated a tourist in Tumon is a police officer trainee. Police spokesperson Officer AJ Balajadia says the trainee is certified to use a taser. It's not clear how long the officer has been training and when he actually got his certification. Balajadia says that information will be determined during the investigation. The trainee was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation. While there's debate on whether the use of the taser was justified, police say the 30-year-old tourist refused to leave a local Tumon nightclub. When police arrived he allegedly failed to cooperate and was taken into custody for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting arrest.
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