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Jury Reaches Not Guilty Verdict in Schwartz Trial

January 20, 2023

A Franklin County jury today found Mark Schwartz, 34, of Cambridge, Vermont, not guilty of Simple Assault. Mr. Schwartz was charged in 2021 with causing bodily injury to an individual on February 28, 2019, by using a taser to incapacitate the individual. Mr. Schwartz was an officer with the St. Albans Police Department and was on duty at the time of the incident.

The case was heard by Judge Martin Maley in Vermont Superior Court, Franklin Criminal Division. The State of Vermont was represented by Assistant Attorneys General Paul Barkus and Robert Lees.

The Attorney General’s Office thanks the jury for their service.