WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Police did nothing wrong when a man they tasered ended up dying, according to a new inquest report.
A judge has ruled the cops used “appropriate force” on 17-year-old Michael Langan back in 2008.
They hit him with a stun gun after he refused to drop his knife while they chased him following an alleged robbery. He died in hospital. It was the first time in our city someone died after being tasered.
The inquest was called in 2010 to determine if police did anything wrong and what could be done to prevent similar deaths. It finally started in 2013.
The judge is not making any recommendations to prevent similar deaths. The report says Langan didn’t actually die because of the taser but because he went into cardiac arrest following “stress and exertion from the the chase and that he had a type of pre-existing heart tumour.