Ed Obayashi

Deputy Sheriff of the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office; advisor for the California Association of Police Training Officers

Attorney, a Deputy Sheriff and Legal Advisor in Plumas County, and a use-of-force expert.

Ed Obayashi on KCRW

“When you grab a taser, it feels like a handgun. It's got a pistol grip.

After the killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota, a look at how an officer can mix up a gun with a taser

“When you grab a taser, it feels like a handgun. It's got a pistol grip.

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There are important conversations happening around justice and police use of force.

Do police use robots more often than the public realizes?

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