Police watchdog looking into weekend incident in which Kamloops Mounties used Taser on suspect

IIO probe after man Tasered

B.C.’s police watchdog is looking into an incident last week in which a Kamloops man was taken to hospital in serious condition after being Tasered by Mounties.

Kamloops RCMP were called to a report of a disturbance near Columbia Street and Pemberton Terrace, where a man had allegedly thrown a rock at a car.

“Officers located the man in the 400-block of Pemberton Terrace and attempted to take him into custody, however the man resisted and a conducted energy weapon was deployed,” reads a statement issued Monday by police.

“After being handcuffed, the man went into medical distress.”

According to Mounties, the man was taken to Royal Inland Hospital in serious condition.

B.C.’s Independent Investigations Office is investigating to determine whether there was any wrongdoing on the part of police.

The IIO is B.C.’s arm’s-length civilian police watchdog agency, notified each time an interaction with police leaves a civilian dead or injured.

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