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Friday, May 16, 2008

Inquest called in Taser case

May 16, 2008
Mike Chouinard, Chilliwack Times

CHILLIWACK - An official inquest will be held into a case in which a man died last fall after an altercation with police that involved a Taser. Robert Knipstrom, 36, died shortly after midnight Nov. 24 at Surrey Memorial Hospital. He was on life support for several days following an incident at a Chilliwack business on Nov. 19. There was an autopsy after his death, but no results were released. Regional coroner Vince Stancato confirmed the B.C. Coroners Service will be looking into the case further, although no dates have been set.

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