Friday, May 29, 2009

RCMP Taser use draws Amnesty's ire

OTTAWA — An international human rights report fingers the RCMP use of Tasers, noting that the controversial stun guns are the subject of a public inquiry in Canada and that six people died last year after being stunned by police...

RCMP Taser use draws Amnesty's ire

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Brooks man tasered by police, dies in hospital

CHQR Newsroom
5/7/2009

An investigation is underway following the death of a man who was tasered by RCMP in Brooks Wednedsay night.

Police were called to a complaint of a man who appeared injured and was causing a disturbance in a residential area.

Mounties used a taser to take the man into custody.

He then went into medical distress and was treated on scene immediately by paramedics who had also responded to the call.

The man died later in hospital.

ASIRT -- the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team--which investigates incidents involving police has taken over the case.