‘Records of police beating and pepper-spraying a naked, confused man in his own home should be made available to the media, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled.
A housekeeper called the police because she smelled smoke and found the bedroom “ransacked” with an overturned lamp. Police entered the home with guns drawn to find “a large male sitting naked on the toilet.”
He did not respond to police instruction, so the police pepper-sprayed him, beat him with a baton, handcuffed him and dragged him out of the house. Fifteen minutes later, the police discovered that they had dragged the man out of his own house. He suffered from a medical condition that sometimes rendered him unresponsive.’