29, Jul 2014 - Brattleboro, VT Ex-trooper settles lawsuit alleging assault
A former Vermont state trooper who was accused of assaulting two men he thought had stolen his canoe has paid $27,000 to settle their lawsuit. Eric Howley had previously pleaded no contest to criminal charges of simple assault in February 2013 in Windham Superior Court. He received a six-to-12-month sentence; the jail time was suspended in favor of two years of probation. Howley, of Wilmington ...