Suspect tasered by Edmonton Police officer experienced collapsed lung

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Incident ID
220033
Incident Title
Suspect tasered by Edmonton Police officer experienced collapsed lung
Incident Date
October 22, 2016
Incident Description
Edmonton Police officers were dispatched on October 22, 2016 at approximately 8:33 p.m. to the area of Fox Drive and
Fort Edmonton Park Road in response to a 911 call. A shirtless man attempted to flee from multiple officers and a helicopter, falling down an embankment before being captured with the use of a taser and police dog. One deceased individual was found in the area during the search, with the fleeing man being designated as suspect. Emergency medical services on the scene determined the man had a collapsed lung, for which he was taken to hospital.

The victim in the incident, Connor James Miller, was later charged and convicted with manslaughter for the murder of his friend Christopher Fawcett in the river valley that evening. On a toxicology screen, he was found positive for LSD.
Description Type
Non-eyewitness, based on documentation
Incident City
Edmonton
Incident Neighbourhood
River Valley Whitemud
Injuries Incurred
Collapsed lung
Weapon used
Taser
Police dog
Type of Abuse
Physical violence
Victim Gender
Man
Victim Race
White
Authority Involved
Edmonton Police Service
Officer Physical Description
Multiple
Complaint Resolution
ASIRT Investigation determined use of force was reasonable
ASIRT Investigation Closed February 21, 2018
Court Cases
Victim was arrested, charged and convicted of manslaughter for the killing of his friend immediately before the incident.
Edmonton Journal, Dec 1, 2017
Submission Source
Research team
Confidentiality/Restrictions
From published source
Permission for Third-Party Use
Unlimited use
Archive Publication Date
November 23, 2022
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