ALBERTA

Edmonton Police Tasered Man Who Was Sent To Hospital In Serious Condition: ASIRT

10/28/2013 06:13 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
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FILE-In this Aug. 16, 2007, file photo, Police Chief John Martin demonstrates a Taser in Brattleboro, Vt. Mental health advocates and civil libertarians are calling for a moratorium on police use of stun guns in Vermont following the death of man last week. They want it to last until the effects of the weapons can be investigated further and until police officers get more training in their use and in how to deal with people experiencing mental health crises.(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
EDMONTON - Investigators are releasing more information about a man who was hospitalized last week in serious condition after an encounter with Edmonton police.

On Friday the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) would not say what happened to the man.

Now ASIRT says police zapped the man with a Taser electronic stun gun.

ASIRT won't say how many times the man was Tasered, but media reports quote witnesses who say it was three times.

Investigators say the man remains in hospital in serious condition.

ASIRT, which reports to Alberta's Justice Department, investigates incidents involving serious injury or death that may have resulted from the actions of a police officer.

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