The province’s police watchdog says it’s investigating the death of a man who was tasered by police in Mississauga early Tuesday morning.
Peel Regional Police say they were called to the area of Runningbrook Drive, near Tomken Road, just after 3:15 am.
After officers arrived at the scene, a male adult was tasered by police and taken to a local hospital. The man was pronounced dead shortly after at 4:19 am, according to police.
The name and age of the deceased have not been released at this time.
Male adult tasered by police and taken to local hospital.
Male was pronounced deceased at 4:19am@OfficerSarah1 will be in the office at 6am
SIU has invoked their mandate
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) November 20, 2019
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As a result, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been called in to probe the circumstances surrounding the interaction.
SIU investigating death of man in Mississauga following interaction with police on Runningbrook Drive. SIU spokesperson en route to scene.
— SIU (@SIUOntario) November 20, 2019