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Deputy’s stun gun use at a party is ‘not acceptable behavior.’ What now?

Cell phone video shows sheriff deputy Hoover using stun gun at party

A cell phone video shows Centre County sheriff's deputy Michael Hoover uses a stun gun on a man at a party.
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A cell phone video shows Centre County sheriff's deputy Michael Hoover uses a stun gun on a man at a party.

A Centre County sheriff’s deputy is set to be suspended indefinitely without pay after a Facebook video showed him using a stun gun on a man at a party.

“It will be addressed first thing in the morning and will have consequences,” Sheriff Bryan Sampsel said in an email on Sunday. “This is not acceptable behavior. I’m very disappointed in the behavior.”

Sampsel said he will continue to investigate the incident involving Michael Hoover.

Stephen Alexander said he was the man Hoover used the stun gun on and claimed the two were “releasing stress and having a good time.”

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