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Vt. Senate panel mulls police stun gun training idea

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Representatives of Vermont's law enforcement community say they back a bill passed by the House that would require statewide standards for police using electronic stun guns.

But the mother of a man who died after being shocked by a state police trooper urged a state Senate committee Tuesday to go further.

Last month, a bill passed the House that would require the council that oversees the Vermont Police Academy to develop and implement the new standards. The House bill would require the council to report back to the Legislature by December 2015.

Winooski police chief Steve McQueen says police support the House version.

But Rhonda Taylor, the mother of man who died after being shocked, says the practice needs to be more closely monitored.

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