OMAHA, Neb. (FOX 42 KPTM) -- A Police Practices Training Consultant said not all of the tases looked to be effective against Zachary Bear Heels.
Steven Ijames is tasked with helping train officers before they hit the streets.
Thursday in the Scotty Payne trial, Ijames said the maximum number is 3 pulses for a taser, but that number may not be realistic in high-stress situations, especially when OPD's training book said officers should use their judgement.
Ijames said Payne acted within reason, particularly because he was the only officer among the four with any taser training.
Video footage shows officers talking with Zachary Bear Heels for 8 minutes.
After reviewing the video, Ijames said he didn't think Bear Heels was getting energized in every taster pull.
Another witness, Jamie Borden, who reviews critical incidents said officers are expected to make judgement calls based on each situation.
Ijames stated all the questions over an officer’s actions can be boiled down to one: “Was the officer's actions reasonable?” If the answer is yes, Ijames said the officer was following their training.