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Friday, May 09, 2008

82 year old man says he was tasered in hospital bed by RCMP

May 9, 2008
The Province

As a Vancouver inquest discusses when it's appropriate for police to use Tasers, a new case has surfaced.

Frank Lasser, 82, told CBC News he was shot by officers using the stun gun while lying on a Kamloops hospital bed, recovering from pneumonia.

"It was just bang, bang, bang, and it sent me right back," said Lasser. "I was yelling, 'No more!'"

Lasser said he was delusional because of a lack of oxygen and refused to let go of his pocketknife.

Kamloops RCMP confirmed that an officer did use Tasers in that incident.

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