Officer Andy Hester evidently missed two very crucial pieces of education regarding the handling and use of weaponry.
First don’t play with it or handle it unless it is necessary.
Second, when dealing with a firearm, or firearm like weapon, keep your booger hook off the bang switch.
Had it been a civilian they would have been charged with assault, for that reason he goes on the count. Accident or not. While tasers are less lethal, they are still weapons and should be handled and treated as such.
State Sponsored Criminal Count: 133 – Andy Hester
Because playing with weaponry in public where others can be injured is perfectly acceptable if you’re a cop.