- Associated Press - Saturday, April 6, 2019

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon Department of Corrections officer alleges he was shocked with a Taser stun gun in the back by a supervising sergeant in retaliation for a Facebook post.

The Statesman Journal reports that Michael Kilgus says the shock left him hurt on the ground.

Kilgus filed a tort claim that also alleges a culture of violence, hazing and silence that threatens the officer.

Kilgus says he was shocked by the stun gun while training in November to be on the SWAT team of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, a state prison in Wilsonville.

Betty Bernt, a spokeswoman for the Oregon Department of Corrections, declined to comment, saying agency policy prohibits comment on litigation.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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