One of them, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) responded to me with the following message:
Dear Mr. Hicks:I hope that all villagers will sign the online petition created by my colleagues in the AfroSpear.
Thank you for expressing your concerns about the use of tasers by law enforcement officials.
Tasers are used by law enforcement officials to deliver an electroshock and subdue dangerous suspects, and are often used to avoid the use of lethal force. I agree that we must ensure that law enforcement officers receive proper training and that all use of force is appropriate to the situation. In the past I have supported legislation to increase law enforcement accountability for excessive use of force, and should similar legislation come before the Senate I will certainly keep your views in mind.
Thank you again for contacting me.
United States Senator