- Associated Press - Friday, August 18, 2017

HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont police department is updating its policies to comply with the American with Disabilities Act after a 2016 complaint that resulted in a federal lawsuit.

The U.S. attorney for Vermont made the announcement Wednesday following the completion of a compliance review.

In 2016, Lori Ann Carron filed a lawsuit against two Hinesburg police officers, saying they used excessive force while responding to a mental health call - causing serious injury to her. The Burlington Free Press reports (https://bfpne.ws/2v5CtkK ) criminal charges were cleared against the two officers, both of whom testified that they acted in good faith during the call.

The town paid Carron $60,000 in a settlement agreement .

As a result of the review, the department will receive addition training in “interacting with individuals with mental health disabilities.”



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