An internal investigation into a ranger who "tased" a Native American visitor at Petroglyph National Monument determined that he acted appropriately. The individual who was tased was cited for going off trail, providing false information, and failing to obey the ranger.
“The National Park Service remains committed to respecting the rights and dignity of every individual. This incident provided a learning experience for us to build on how we incorporate Tribal and Pueblo perspectives in our everyday work,” said National Park Service Regional Director Mike Reynolds in a statement issued Friday. “In the months ahead, we will be working with the Pueblo and Tribal communities to develop ways to better coordinate use of the area for ceremonial and religious purposes.”