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Vermont Senate to debate cameras with Tasers

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Senate is slated to take final action on a bill calling for enhanced police training on the use of electronic stun guns.

Legislative action comes nearly two years after a 39-year-old Thetford man, MacAdam Mason, died of heart failure after being struck in the chest by a state trooper's Taser.

The Senate on Monday is slated to debate an amendment to the bill calling for the state's Law Enforcement Advisory Board to study whether police carrying Tasers also should be required to wear body cameras that would record their actions.

The Senate then is expected to pass its version of a measure previously passed by the House. If the House does not concur with the Senate's changes, a legislative conference committee will be appointed to work out differences.

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