A 36-year-old Ontario man is dead after a confrontation with Ontario Provincial Police on Monday during which he was Tasered by officers.The death comes just days after the RCMP said it would restrict the user of the controversial Taser device.
Sgt. Pierre Chamberland said police were responding to a report of a man causing a disturbance in Norfolk County, about 130 kilometres southwest of Toronto, at about 10:30 a.m. ET Monday. “Upon arrival police located a male who was combative and during the encounter police had to deploy a conducted energy weapon,” Chamberland told CTV’s Canada AM on Tuesday.Chamberland would not say whether the man was known to police or whether the Taser was used more than once.
Prior to Monday’s incident, at least 20 people were known to have died in Canada since 2003 after being Tasered.