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Judge rules against park ranger who used stun gun on dog walker

Kale Williams, San Francisco Chronicle, October 10, 2014
A federal judge ruled that a National Park Service ranger acted unlawfully with unreasonable force when she used a stun gun on a man who was walking his dogs off-leash after he gave her a false name in unincorporated San Mateo County in 2012.The incident began the afternoon of Jan. 29, 2012, when Gary Hesterberg, 50, of Montara took his two dogs, a beagle named Jack and a rat terrier named JoJo, on a walk as he had done many times before in the Rancho Corral de Tierra open space, referred to as the Rancho. Mr. Hesterberg was represented by Haddad & Sherwin, Oakland, CA, who tried his case in federal court in August, 2014. The verdict from that bench trial was released by the Court on October 9, 2014.

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