Vermont State Police Revise TASER Policy
October 22, 2011
The Vermont State Police has agreed to make changes to its policy covering the use of TASERs that would require troopers to give "special consideration" to those who have cognitive impairments.
When dealing with subjects who have cognitive impairments such as Down syndrome, troopers could only deploy the devices if the subject is "armed and presents a risk of harm, or if there are no other reasonable alternatives to maintaining safety or taking the person into custody," reports the Burlington Free Press.
The changes came out of an April 6 incident when Trooper Paul Mosher deployed his TASER on a man with disabilities.
Source: Burlington Free Press
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1400 @ 10/26/2011 4:39 AM
"troopers could only deploy the devices if the subject is 'armed and presents a risk of harm, or if there are no other reasonable alternatives to maintaining safety or taking the person into custody"
Pretty close to the deadly force criteria, isn't it?
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