Archive for the 'Independent Investigations Office (British Columbia)' Category

CANADA – British Columbia: Investigation finds RCMP officer did nothing wrong. Unarmed, broken-jawed man, struck & tasered three times (2014-02-06)

Posted on February 6 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A broken-jawed man is tasered three times, then struck on the head and shoulders in an August 2013 incident. He didn’t drop to the ground until the third discharge of the taser. B.C.’s Independent Investigations Office (IIO) decided the police acted appropriately since the man , had allegedly produced a knife and […]

CANADA – Calls for ‘cameras on cops’ renewed in latest British Columbia inquest [no reference to tasers in this post] (2013-10-20)

Posted on October 20 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Greg Matters, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, died when he shot – not tasered – in Prince George, British Columbia, by heavily armed members of the RCMP emergency response team sent to arrest him on a charge of assaulting his brother. Like other inquest juries, this one is expected to recommend […]

CANADA – Nelson, British Columbia: Nelson council hears from police on Tasers (2013-06-19)

Posted on June 20 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Since the 2007 death of Robert Dziekanski, Police went without Tasers for five years while a provincial inquiry considered the safety of their use. Then this past April they brought them back because the inquiry had determined they were safe to use, albeit with added precautions. “The Taser is not lethal […]

CANADA – B.C. police watchdog probes Vancouver standoff death (2012-11-13)

Posted on November 13 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A breaking story: The police-involved death of a Alton Cuyugan, who was allegedly threatening himself with a knife Tuesday morning in East Vancouver. The poilice used the taser after he had stabbed himself repeatedly. We can expect “the stabbing killed him” – but then the taser leaves no biotrace, so how can […]