POLICE USE TASER IN HOSPITAL

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(DRYDEN, ON) โ€“ On Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at approximately 12:13 p.m. officers from the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Earl Avenue in Dryden.

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There were two occupants in the vehicle and the 33-year-old male passenger from Saskatchewan appeared to be in medical distress. Emergency Medical Services attended and transported the male for medical treatment.

Medical staff were treating the uncooperative male at the Dryden Regional Health Centre when he attempted to escape. During the escape attempt, the male became combative with officers on scene.

Officers with Dryden OPP and Dryden Police Service deployed their Conductive Energy Weapons (CEWโ€™s) in efforts to control him.ย Medical staff assisted, and the male was successfully restrained and he was able to receive needed treatment.

There were no injuries and no charges were laid.

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Source: OPP Media Release

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2 Replies to “POLICE USE TASER IN HOSPITAL”

  1. If a person refuses medical treatment, by law, he cannot be forced to receive medical treatment. A person in ‘Medical Distress’ could actually be caused to have worsened or even life threatening problems as a result of Tasar use. Police officers are trained to use de-escalation tactics when faced with situations like this. Aggression is the very last tactic to ever be used. Even in the paper today the Police Official stated that the use of the Tasar in this situation was “a textbook case of how not to manage a person in distress”. I sincerely hope that the officers in this situation be required to undergo extensive re-training before being permitted back on duty. This scenario should never again happen.

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