08/31/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

ACLU Asks Boulder Police To Change Stun Gun Policy After Tasing Of Impaired Man

BOULDER, Colo. -- The local American Civil Liberties Union chapter is asking Boulder police to change their Taser stun-gun policy after witnesses saw "unnecessary and excessive use of force on a mentally impaired and unarmed man" last week.

"Boulder Police Department policy should be changed to restrict Taser use to a much higher level on the continuum of force," chapter Chairman Judd Golden wrote in a letter to Police Chief Mark Beckner on Thursday.

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