• Stun gun critics seek statewide standards
    June 27,2013
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    The Associated Press

    MONTPELIER — Advocates for people with disabilities say Vermont has failed to come up with a statewide policy and training on police use of stun guns in the more than a year after a 39-year-old Thetford man was killed by one.

    Representatives of Vermont Legal Aid and the American Civil Liberties Union joined three lawmakers in speaking out on the issue at the Statehouse a year and a week after Macadam Mason’s death.

    Mason, who had epilepsy and a psychiatric disability, died after being hit in the chest by a Taser used by State Police Senior Trooper David Shaffer, whom Attorney General William Sorrell later cleared of any wrong doing.

    Speakers at Thursday’s news conference said they support legislation saying they support legislation calling for statewide standards and accountability for Taser use.
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