Neb. officer hurt when he stuns self in training


September 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

RALSTON, Neb. (AP) — A police officer from a suburban Omaha department hurt himself with a stun gun during a training exercise in Council Bluffs. Council Bluffs Police Sgt. Greg Schultz told the Omaha World-Herald that the Ralston officer was hurt Tuesday during a training exercise. The officer’s name was not released. Schultz says the Ralston officer accidentally shot himself in the hand with a stun gun at the Southwest Iowa Law Enforcement Training Facility in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Schultz says the officer fired his stun gun once and was trying to reload another cartridge into it when the stun gun discharged. One of the weapon’s probes struck the officer’s left hand near where his little finger joins his hand. The officer lost feeling in his finger and was taken to an area hospital.