Viewpoint: Police citizen academy can be energizing experience
Kneeling and wearing wires taped to my shoulder and lower leg, I braced for pain.
Then, for a brief moment, my physical abilities were limited to involuntarily blurting an expletive as I flailed forward and my face kissed the mat beneath me.
What a strange feeling to be zapped by a police Taser. Even stranger since I had volunteered for the shocking yet short-lived punishment.