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Winter Conditions Create Traffic Problems Across Vermont
Monday, 11/26/12
There were nasty reminders across Vermont this morning that the winter driving season is upon us. State police say a 43-year-old Rutland woman died today after her car spun around on an icy bridge and into oncoming traffic on U.S. Route 7.
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State Police Rescheduling Form In St. J
Friday, 10/26/12
In St. Johnsbury, Vermont State Police officials are postponing a public forum because of the threat posed by Hurricane Sandy.
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VSP Facilities Under Review
Monday, 10/22/12
Vermont State Police are holding forums to gather public feedback as they do a facilities review.
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Resigned Trooper Seeks Disability Benefits
Thursday, 10/18/12
A former Vermont state trooper accused of assaulting two men he believed had stolen his canoe has applied for unspecified disability benefits from the state and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Taser Death Shines Spotlight On Police Stun Gun Use
Friday, 10/05/12
By John Dillon
The June death of Thetford resident Macadam Mason has focused new attention on electronic weapons used by state police. Mason died after being shot by a state police stun gun. The incident has prompted calls for more oversight of the state police and changes to their use-of-force policy.
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Records Show Stun Gun Use Against People In Mental Crises
Thursday, 10/04/12
By John Dillon
Ten times in the past 18 months, state police fired electronic stun guns at people threatening suicide or at others experiencing a mental health crisis. That's according to police records and video recordings obtained by Vermont Public Radio under the state's open records law.
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Police: Man Died Of Heart Attack From Stun Gun Shock
Saturday, 09/29/12
State Police say a Thetford man who was shot with a stun gun by police died of a heart attack caused by the shock.p
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State Police Say Traffic Accidents Have Been Worse This Year
Saturday, 09/01/12
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont State Police are stepping up patrols in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities across the state. Law enforcement officers say they're concerned, because while the number of crashes is not on the rise this year, the severity of the accidents has gotten much worse.
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Lien Filed Against Former Trooper's Home
Wednesday, 08/22/12
Vermont authorities say they will try to collect any over-payments that may have been made to a former state trooper accused of falsifying his time sheets.
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VSP Consider Closing Castleton Outpost
Tuesday, 08/14/12
By Amy Kolb Noyes
The Rutland barracks of the Vermont State Police is considering closing its Castleton outpost.
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Deegan To Pay Back One State Overpayment
Monday, 08/13/12
A former Vermont state trooper charged with falsifying his time sheets says he's writing a check to the state. That's after Sergeant Jim Deeghan was told the payroll office over-credited him in calculating his final paycheck.
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Family Sues Police In Stun Gun Incident
Friday, 07/27/12
By John Dillon
The longtime companion of a man who died after being shot with a stun gun by state police has sued the state police and the officer involved.
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Officials See More Time Sheet Problems For Vt. Trooper
Tuesday, 07/24/12
By John Dillon
Investigators looking into alleged overtime fraud by a former state police officer have found other irregularities in his pay records. Officials are also conducting a broader look at potential overtime accounting problems throughout state government, but they say the case appears so far to be an isolated incident.
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Shumlin Expects Trooper Investigation To Wrap Up In Weeks
Tuesday, 07/17/12
By John Dillon
Gov. Peter Shumlin says he expects that a probe of alleged overtime abuse by a former state police officer will wrap up in three weeks. Shumlin says investigators will comb through six years of pay records for former state police Sergeant James Deeghan.
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Update: State Police Overtime Scandal
Monday, 07/16/12
By Jane Lindholm
Burlington Free Press reporter, Mike Donoghue updates Vermont Edition on the allegations that a Vermont State Police officer charged the state and municipalities for overtime hours he didn't work.
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State Trooper Denies Padding Time Sheets
Friday, 07/13/12
A 22-year veteran of the Vermont State Police - who resigned after possible time-sheet fraud - is facing charges. Sergeant Jim Deeghan of Colchester pleaded not guilty Friday to two counts of false swearing
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Overtime Fraud Allegations At State Police Under Investigation
Tuesday, 07/10/12
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin says his administration has launched an investigation into allegations of fraudulent overtime accounting by Vermont state police. The probe follows the resignation of a state police sergeant who authorities suspect may have charged the state for overtime he did not work.
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Rural Towns Raise Concerns About State Police Plans To Consolidate
Tuesday, 06/26/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Some town officials in Orange County say they're concerned that state police response times may slow in the future as the state continues to replace and consolidate aging facilities, including the barracks in Bradford.
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Taser Incident Reignites Debate
Tuesday, 06/26/12
By Jane Lindholm
The precise cause of Macadam Mason's death is yet unknown, but when he was stunned by a Vermont State Police trooper with a Taser it again stirred debate about the use of these weapons by Vermont law enforcement.
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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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State Says Secure Communities Won't Change Bias-Free Policy
Thursday, 05/24/12
By Ross Sneyd
The federal government has introduced its Secure Communities immigration enforcement policy in Vermont, despite the state's so-called bias-free policing policy.
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Police Search For Missing Vt. Woman
Monday, 03/26/12
By Charlotte Albright
Vermont State Police have blocked off part of the road leading to the home of a missing St. Johnsbury woman, whose 2-year-old child was found alone in her vehicle a short distance away.
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State's Highest Court Delivers Win For Open Records Law
Friday, 03/02/12
By John Dillon
The Vermont Supreme Court says police records that may be linked to the investigation of a crime are not automatically exempt from the state's access to public records law.
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State Police Study Finds Traffic Race Disparity
Thursday, 02/16/12
The head of the Vermont State Police says the results of a study found a small racial and ethnic bias in police stops. Colonel Tom L'Esperance says the information shows the police have to look more carefully at what they're doing.
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Police Peeved Over Pig Prank
Thursday, 02/02/12
Vermont State Police say it's no laughing matter that images of a pig showed up on decals on the side of about 30 of their cruisers, and they say inmates at the Department of Corrections are responsible.
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