No charges for Winnipeg officers in death of man Tasered during 2019 arrest: police watchdog

Manitoba's police watchdog says charges won't be pursued against Winnipeg police officers in connection with the 2019 death of a man who was Tasered during his arrest.

The 42-year-old man's death was reported to the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba in August of 2019, according to a report released by the police oversight agency on Wednesday.

The IIU report says that shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 2, 2019, Winnipeg police officers were called about a domestic assault on Consol Avenue, in northeast Winnipeg. Police arrived at a residence shortly before 1 a.m., where they could see an assault happening in the house, according to the IIU report. Officers forced their way inside to help the victim.

When police entered the home, the man committing the assault ran from the house, the report says. Police chased him for about a block before finding him on a front lawn.

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