Macadam Mason

North Country News
10:35 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Lawmakers and Advocates Introduce Stun Gun Bill

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A group of Vermont lawmakers and the heads of disability and civil rights groups are pushing legislation that would create new rules governing police use of electronic stun guns.

Advocates held a news conference on Tuesday to unveil a bill that would set up statewide training and rules for law enforcement officers using Tasers and similar devices.

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North Country News
2:20 pm
Sat January 26, 2013

Vermont AG Rules Trooper Justified in Stun Gun Death

Police Issue Taser
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Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell says a state trooper was justified in using a stun gun against a Thetford man who died after he was shocked.

Sorrell says reviews by his office and the Orange County State's Attorney's office ruled that no criminal charges were warranted stemming from the June 12, 2012, death of 39-year-old Macadam Mason.

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WAMC News
6:20 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Autopsy Results Still Pending in Vermont Stun Gun Case

Vermont State Police say it's going to be a few more weeks before autopsy results are available on a man who was shot with a stun gun.

The New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy on Macadam Mason in June. That included tests that can take several weeks to complete.

A Vermont State Police spokeswoman told The Burlington Free Press the investigation is ongoing.

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