Police use of Taser may be examined

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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -Town police did not complete an internal report into police use of Tasers while arresting two protesters and the town may seek an independent evaluation of the incident, said acting Town Manager Barbara Sondag.

“We’re looking if in-house – if that is the best course to take,” she said.

The town had hoped to complete the in-house investigation on Friday.

The Select Board held an hour-long, closed-door meeting Friday to discuss “personnel.” Sondag was the only official to speak after the meeting.

Two people protesting possible plans to build a gas station on a vacant lot were hit with Tasers Tuesday and arrested for trespassing after chaining themselves to a barrel and refusing to leave when asked.

The Brattleboro Select Board has not yet commented publicly on the incident.

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