Civil Liberties

Advocacy Groups Pushing for Stun Gun Rules, Limits in Vermont

Following the 2012 police killing of a man


Lawmakers and advocates for people with disabilities criticized Vermont officials Thursday for failing to come up with a statewide policy and training on police use of stun guns more than a year after a 39-year-old Thetford man was killed by one.

The June 20, 2012, death of Macadam Mason after he was hit in the chest with a stun gun by a state trooper during an altercation should not go unnoticed, Director Jack McCullough of Vermont Legal Aid's Mental Health Law Project said at a news conference at the Statehouse.