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Calif. Rep. calls for inquiry into stun gun useCalif. congresswoman calls for independent inquiry into stun gun use on dog walker
MONTARA, Calif. (AP) ' A California congresswoman wants an independent investigator to determine whether a federal park ranger used excessive force when she used a stun gun on a man walking his dogs.
Rep. Jackie Speier said in a letter to the Golden Gate National Recreational Area Wednesday that its use last weekend appeared to be unwarranted.
Park officials say Gary Hesterberg was walking his dogs off leash near Montara in violation of park rules and was hit with a stun gun after he gave the ranger a false name and refused repeated orders to remain at the scene.
Speier says she wants more information on the episode and what training park rangers receive in stun gun use.
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