ASIRT investigating after Edmonton police used Taser on suspect
Man suffered non-life threatening head injuries during the confrontation with police
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the case of a man who fell and hit his head after he was jolted by a police Taser.
Edmonton police were called on June 20 to a weapons complaint, ASIRT said in a statement.
The suspect had a knife and ran away from police. Officers chased the man on foot.
During a confrontation, officers deployed a Taser and the man fell backwards and hit his head on the pavement.
The suspect was taken into custody, and a short time later was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening head injuries.
ASIRT said the investigation will focus on whether use of the Taser was warranted.