OTTAWA, April 11 /CNW/ - The Commission for Public Complaints Against
the RCMP (Commission) is closely monitoring the case of the 11-year-old
boy who was tasered by an RCMP member in Prince George, British
Columbia, on April 7, 2011.
The Commission has requested further information surrounding the
handling of this incident. Although an independent police force has
been called in to investigate the case, the age of
the individual involved merits special attention. The Commission has
previously expressed caution on the use of tasers against at-risk
The Commission will await the results of the West Vancouver Police
Department investigation and then decide what follow-up action is
required on its part.
SOURCE Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
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