Tased man claims excessive force by St. Albans cops

Published: Jan. 22, 2020 at 4:18 PM EST
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Bodycam video of a St. Albans Police officer tasing a suspect in a bike theft last February is at the heart of an excessive force case against the department.

After an internal investigation of the officer involved, Cpl. Mark Schwartz, he was exonerated. The ACLU says the agency's response, coupled with other recent cases of alleged police abuse, shows that St. Albans has a systemic problem of using excessive force.

Galen Ettlin spoke with Seven Days' Derek Brouwer, who wrote about the case in this week's issue. Watch the video for the full interview.