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Training for Tasers?
Tuesday, 03/12/13
By Jane Lindholm
The death of  an unarmed Thetford man last June has prompted a state-wide discussion about the use of Tasers in Vermont and a new bill in front of the legislature.
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AG: Deadly Force Justified In Stun Gun Death
Friday, 01/25/13
By John Dillon
Attorney General Bill Sorrell will not file criminal charges against a state police officer who fired a stun gun at an unarmed man last June. The man died from the electric shock to his chest.
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Activist Demands Autopsy Report For Man Who Was Stun Gunned
Friday, 08/31/12
By John Dillon
A mental health activist is calling on officials to release an autopsy report on a man who died after being shot with a stun gun by state police. State police say the report is not complete and they are not sure if the report would be considered a public record.
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Thetford Incident Exposes Local Concerns About Tasers
Tuesday, 07/31/12
A state trooper's use of a stun gun on a Thetford man last month has renewed concerns about the weapons' use in local police departments.
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State Police Sued In Stun Gun Incident
Friday, 07/27/12
By John Dillon
The longtime companion of a man who died in June after being shot with a stun gun by state police has sued the state police and the officer involved. The suit says police should not have used a Taser stun gun on a person they knew was mentally distressed.
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After Death, Vt. Activists Demand Taser Moratorium
Wednesday, 06/27/12
Mental health advocates and civil libertarians are calling for a moratorium on police use of stun guns in Vermont following the death of a man last week.
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Eyewitness Disputes Details In Taser Incident In Thetford
Monday, 06/25/12
An eyewitness is disputing a police account of what happened to a 39-year-old Thetford man who died after being shot in the chest with a stun gun.
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Police Say Thetford Man Dies In Hospital After Taser Used On Him
Thursday, 06/21/12
By John Dillon
Vermont State Police say a Thetford man died Wednesday after a trooper discharged a stun gun at him. Authorities say the man was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after the incident, which is where he died.
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The Use Of Tasers
Wednesday, 11/02/11
By Jane Lindholm
As the Vermont State Police alters their taser policy and Montpelier decides whether its police officers should carry the devices, we look at policies governing their use.
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