Taser use in July 24 protest found “excessive”

A lawyer hired by the Town of Brattleboro to investigate a July 24th incident in which two non-violent protesters were stunned with a Taser gun says the decision by police to use the weapon was “unnecessary and excessive.”

State review due on use of non-lethal force

Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell says his office will undertake a statewide review of the use of non-lethal force including electronic stun guns by police in the wake of a pair of controversial incidents in Brattleboro.