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Son Of Ex-police Chief Wins $110,000 Settlement

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The son of a former Vermont police chief has won a $110,000 settlement after suing the Ohio state patrol for excessive force almost a decade ago.

Eugene Wrinn of Guilford, Vermont, said he was disoriented after a 2005 crash and couldn’t understand an officer’s instructions to stay in his vehicle.

A court announcement Tuesday said Wrinn was hit in the head with a flashlight, had a stun gun used on him and was kicked in the legs.

Wrinn said he was hospitalized with injuries, including head trauma, and ran up more than $30,000 in bills.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports ( ) Wrinn is the son of the former Brattleboro police chief who retired in June. The Ohio State patrol did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

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Information from: Brattleboro Reformer,

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