BURLINGTON (AP) — A grand jury is being convened in Vermont state court to determine whether criminal charges should be filed against a police officer who shot a mentally ill man while arresting him following an assault in April.
Winooski Police Chief Steve McQueen tells the Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/19ktIDy) he learned about the grand jury from his employee, Cpl. Jason Nokes, who received a concussion and a broken nose when he was struck by Isaac Sage during the arrest.
Sage was shot in the leg April 25 aftershocks from a stun gun failed to subdue him. He spent three days in jail before being hospitalized.
A psychiatrist says Sage suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and that he was insane during the alleged assaults.
Prosecutors dismissed the charges.