Thursday, January 15, 2009

Commission of Public Complaints against the RCMP launches Taser inquiry

On January 15, 2009, Paul Kennedy, Chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (CPC) announced that his office has initiated a complaint and public interest investigation into the use of tasers by RCMP officers in circumstances where death ensued between January 1, 2001 and January 1, 2009. The inquiry will investigate whether the use of tasers in these circumstances complied with appropriate training and procedures. It will also assess the adequacy of the policies.

Since the tragic taser death of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver airport in October, 2007, the use of tasers has come under consideration attention. See "Law enforcement re-examines taser", Vancouver Sun (17/01/09).

Posted by Professor Tanovich

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