Inquest called after death of man Tasered by Winnipeg police during 2019 arrest

An inquest will examine the circumstances around the death of a man who died after police subdued him with a stun gun during a 2019 arrest, Manitoba's chief medical examiner's office said on Friday.

Viengxay Chommany, 42, was pronounced dead at St. Boniface Hospital on Aug. 4, 2019. His death followed a police chase in the early hours of Aug. 2, the medical examiner's office said in a news release.

Officers had responded to a domestic violence call on Consol Avenue in Winnipeg's northeast Braeside neighbourhood, the release said. When they got there, they saw an assault happening inside a house and forced their way in.


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