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Another RCMP taser death embarrassment?

May 7, 2009

There is no detail on this story yet, but it could be the makings of another public relations disaster for the RCMP.

A man died in a southern Alberta hospital after RCMP shocked him with a stun gun.

In a press release, Brooks RCMP said they responded to a call Wednesday night about a man who was “observed to be injured and causing a disturbance in a residential area of the community.” Emergency medical workers also arrived.

Police gave few details, but said they used a Taser on the man.

“The adult male then experienced medical distress and was immediately provided with emergency medical assistance. The male was transported to Brooks Hospital where he later died,” police said.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, which looks into all deaths in the province involving police officers, is investigating.

We’ll keep a watch for any further news stories on this one.


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