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Local landlord Matt Dodge tasered by cops


This news story was published on April 29, 2016.
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Matt Dodge tasered by Mason City police

Matt Dodge tasered by Mason City police

MASON CITY – He didn’t break any laws, but cops blasted a local landlord with a taser during a law enforcement class.

At a Police Academy class held Thursday night in Mason City with local law enforcement, landlord and insurance agent Matt Dodge volunteered to be tazed.

“It was something to see and I don’t think he will ever do that again,” a fellow student in the class told NIT.

“Last night, one of the adult students voluntarily signed a waiver and wished to experience what a brief Taser activation felt like during the Citizens’ Police Academy class,” a Mason City police spokesman told NIT. “The student (Matt Dodge) experienced about 1 second of electrical current from a Taser.”

“The Taser battery is basically 2 lithium batteries about the size of two CR123A batteries,” the spokesman told NIT.  “The Taser battery is much smaller than a defibrillator battery(ies). The intermittent electrical pulses per second the Taser sends through the recipient’s outermost muscles and nerves causes temporary ‘neuromuscular incapacitation’ when the two Taser probes connect and create a circuit causing up to 20,000 pulses per battery of cells.”

The point of contact for the TASER probes is very small. Taser probes do not need to penetrate the skin to be effective; this is the reason for the 50,000 volts (V) open circuit peak voltage.

The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to provide an educational opportunity for citizens to learn first-hand about police and sheriff operations, procedures, and training. Participants in the Citizen Police Academy will come away with a better understanding how of law enforcement functions within the criminal justice system.

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14 Responses to Local landlord Matt Dodge tasered by cops

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Matt Dodge is always doing great things for the community. Way to go! 🙂

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    You make no sense whatsoever!!! Read your statement again and the previous comment. Sounds like your sniffing something?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 1, 2016 at 6:59 am

      Read the comment below and all will become clear to slow people.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    The only real joke here is you. We pay law enforcement to enforce our law and drug using, lying criminals like you are the reason we need them. Try obeying the law and you won’t have a problem. If not Bubba is looking for a new squeeze and you will do just fine.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    What a joke!!! The way law enforcement works in this county is there are two sets of laws one for the citizens and one for law enforcement and if you don’t believe me look at the track record!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Good for Matt. He did a great job of participating. It must have been painful but educational.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Matt ? – Dodge ? — Kitty must be attending a demorat Hitlery convention.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Video doesn’t play. Does one have to be a subscriber to see it?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Hope he didn’t piss himself!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Keystone cops