Stun Gun Critics Plan Protest
Critics of the use of stun guns by police in Vermont are planning to gather at the Statehouse to highlight what they say is a lack of progress on the issue since a Thetford man died after being hit by a state police taser a year ago.
The event is set for a year to the day several of the same advocates gathered at the Statehouse to call for a moratorium on the use of Tasers by police in Vermont. That moratorium has not happened.
The 2012 news conference came a week after the death of 39-year-old Macadam Mason, who died after being hit in the chest by a taser used by Senior Trooper David Shaffer.
Attorney General Bill Sorrell in January cleared Shaffer of any wrongdoing.