Watchdog calls off investigation into man hit with taser by Peel Regional Police
Published November 22, 2021 at 4:38 pm
The province’s police watchdog says it has put an end to an investigation into an incident where a man was reportedly tasered by police.
According to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), a 33-year-old man was arrested by officers from the Peel Regional Police on Aug. 25, 2020.
During the arrest, officers reportedly used a conducted energy weapon – commonly known as a taser – on the man.
The SIU said the man was taken to hospital. And while the man’s legal counsel claimed “serious injuries” were inflicted during the incident, an investigation into the arrest has led the SIU to close the case.
“Paramedics were called and he was taken to hospital to be found free of serious injury,” the SIU said in a statement to insauga.com.
The man was reportedly arrested that same day “and charged with a variety of criminal offences.” The SIU were unable to comment on what led to incident or what charges had been laid.
The SIU is the independent civilian government agency that investigates the conduct of police officers which may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault, and the discharge of a firearm at a person.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies