Judge rules park ranger was wrong to use stun gun on dog walker

Hector Beccera, Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2014
More than two years ago, a Northern California man gave National Park Service ranger Sarah Cavallaro an attitude and was generally uncooperative as they discussed his off-leash dogs. As Gary Hesterberg turned to leave, Cavallaro pulled the trigger on a stun gun, sending electric charges coursing into his back and buttocks. On Thursday a federal judge ruled that the park ranger's response to Hesterberg's apparent intransigence was inappropriate, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. ... In a statement one of Hesterberg's attorneys, Michael Haddad, said "Tasers can kill. They should never be used against a non-threatening person as the ranger did here."

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