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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Registre family satisfied with Taser decision

September 28, 2011
CJAD FM, Montreal

The family of a Montreal man who died four days after being repeatedly tasered by a police officer is expressing satisfaction that a police ethics committee has cast blame on the officer for his actions.

Thirty eight year old Quilem Registre died in hospital in October 2007, several days after receiving six discharges from a Taser gun fired by a Montreal police officer who had pulled him over for running a stop sign. The officer had deemed Registre very agitated and aggressive.

Now, a police disciplinary committee has reportedly produced an official blame against the office for excessive use of a Taser.

Quilem Registre's sister, Francine, while expressing satisfaction with the ruling, says she'll wait to see what punishment, if any, the officer gets. But Registre expresses doubt that the officer would learn anything from a simple suspension, and hopes to see him fired.

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