Ohio village police shut down after stun gun used

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MOUNT STERLING, Ohio (AP) -- Officials say the small police force in a central Ohio village has been shut down after an officer used a stun gun on a 9-year-old boy and the police chief didn't tell village leaders about it.

Authorities haven't released many details about the Tuesday incident in Mount Sterling, about 20 miles southwest of Columbus. The Madison County prosecutor says police were called to an apartment about a boy who wouldn't go to school, and the situation somehow escalated before the stun-gun was used.

Council President Lowell Anderson tells The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/yrUdWx ) the police chief was suspended for not reporting what happened, and part-time officers are no longer working.

The mayor says state investigators are looking into the officer's use of force.

No further information about the boy was available.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com