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NY newspaper study: use of force is consistent

Schenectady police reports analyzed by reporters, found to be stable


By Steven Cook
The Daily Gazette

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — When a fleeing Charles Walton's escape was blocked by a police cruiser, he tried to jump the car, landed on the windshield and rolled to the other side.

It was late afternoon on Sept. 26, 2011, and Walton, 19, was soon involved in a struggle with two officers, which ended when he was stunned by a Taser.

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