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Vt. statewide policy on police stun guns on track

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont House panel has voted 11-0 to support a bill calling for a statewide policy on police use of electronic stun guns.

The bill was prompted in part by concern over police use of the electronic weapons following the 2012 death of Macadam Mason of Thetford after a state trooper used a Taser on him.

Some members of the House Government Operations Committee expressed concern Wednesday morning that a new version of the bill left too broad the range of incidents in which the stun guns could be used.

But the bill drew support for its call for improved training for officers before they are allowed to use the weapons.

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