Illinois Sen. Dan Duffy, left, of Lake Barrington, got to know Jeffery Coleman, far right, and his brother Philip, during Barbershop Tours held for politician on the South Side of Chicago. Duffy is now researching legislation to better regulate the use of stun guns, after Philip Coleman died after Chicago police used a stun gun on him twice.
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Philip Coleman, 38, a University of Chicago graduate and hospice executive, died Dec. 13 after a Taser was used twice by Chicago police, who said they did it to control him.
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The death of a friend he made on a quest to learn more about the needs of black communities has inspired a suburban state senator to look into authoring legislation regulating the use of stun-guns, or Tasers. “We need to look at stricter guidelines and training regarding the use and power of these weapons,” state Sen. Dan Duffy said.