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Vermont Senate advances stun gun training bill

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The Vermont Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill calling for statewide training standards for police who carry stun guns. Senator Eldred French, a Rutland County Democrat, described the bill as stronger than a House-passed version because it more tightly limits the instances in which police officers will be authorized to use their Tasers. The Senate version says a person must be acting in a way likely to injure him or herself or others before being subjected to a stun gun. The House version more broadly defined resistance to a police officer’s orders.

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