Andrew Loku coroner's inquest urges Taser for police, re-igniting debate

​The recommendation from a recent coroner's inquest to arm every police officer in the province with a taser, or conductive energy weapon, is raising concerns.

Implicit bias and anti-black racism the core of Andrew Loku inquest findings
Andrew Loku inquest hears tampering with video of police shooting would be 'almost impossible'

The recommendation came from the five-person jury at the inquest into the police shooting of Andrew Loku. The 45-year-old, who was originally from South Sudan and had a history of mental health issues, held a hammer as he walked towards police in his apartment hallway. A 911 call that night said a man with a hammer had threatened to kill his neighbour.


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