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Investigation launched after man dies while being subdued by RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is looking into the death of a man after he was tasered by Burnaby RCMP Wednesday afternoon.

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. police responded to a complaint of a man who had entered an Edmonds area apartment building through a plate glass door. When they confronted him, the man became aggressive and wouldn't comply with police commands, said a release from the IIO.

That's when he was tasered and a struggle ensued. As the suspect was being taken into custody, he became unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have yet to release the man's identity.

The IIO is a civilian body that conducts investigations of police incidents that result in death or serious injury to determine whether the officer committed an offence.

 

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