Senate: DLNR Officers Don’t Need Taser Training

·By Chad Blair

Critics say a bill passed Tuesday by Hawaii lawmakers would lessen training standards.

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So, you're camping in Polihale, having a couple of cold ones with your buds. Suddenly, a DOCARE officer jumps out from behind an ohia tree and aims at you with a Taser. Question: Do you hope that the officer is properly accredited and trained to use the weapon?