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Feb 18, 2016 5:23 PM

Man who admitted to burglary sues Weare officers who arrested him claiming excessive force

The Associated Press

WEARE — A man who admitted to breaking into a car dealership is suing the police officers who arrested him, claiming they used excessive force.

Shane St. Onge filed a lawsuit against Weare police officer Ken Cox, his former partner Kimberly McSweeney and the town, alleging the cops shocked him repeatedly with a stun gun even though he cooperated. The case went to trial Wednesday in Concord.

St. Onge pleaded guilty and served time for breaking into Route 77 Motors in March 2012.

The town's attorney says Cox, who deployed the weapon, did so twice because St. Onge refused to show his hands, making it hard to determine if he had a weapon.

St. Onge's attorney says the deployment of the device went far beyond protocol.

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