Police watchdog probes fatal tasering incident
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, February 12, 2015 7:41AM PST
Last Updated Thursday, February 12, 2015 7:18PM PST
CHILLIWACK, B.C. - British Columbia's police watchdog is investigating the death of a Fraser Valley man who was accused of stabbing a dog.
RCMP Insp. Ed Boettcher says Chilliwack Mounties were called to a home late Wednesday afternoon and "engaged" the suspect inside the residence.
He says the suspect allegedly struggled with police, before officers used a conducted energy weapon and arrested him.
Boettcher says the man appeared unresponsive, so police performed CPR and called paramedics who took the suspect to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
He says an officer was injured, treated in hospital and released, and the dog was taken to a veterinarian.
Police called the Independent Investigations Office of B.C., which Boettcher said was on the scene late Wednesday night.