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Mounties use taser to subdue 'aggressive' man

Dawson Creek Mounties used a taser to subdue a man who was allegedly behaving aggressively towards customers at a local business last week. According to a news release, RCMP members were called to a business in Dawson Creek around 6 p.m. on Feb.
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According to a news release, RCMP members were called to a business in Dawson Creek around 6 p.m. on Feb. 22, where they found a man displaying “aggressive” behaviour towards staff and customers.

Dawson Creek Mounties used a taser to subdue a man who was allegedly behaving aggressively towards customers at a local business last week. 

According to a news release, RCMP members were called to a business in Dawson Creek around 6 p.m. on Feb. 22, where they found a man displaying “aggressive” behaviour towards staff and customers. 

The man continued to be aggressive after RCMP arrived and “displayed assaultive behaviour towards the police,” the release states. At that point, the officers subdued the man with a conducted energy weapon, commonly referred to as a taser. 

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson would not confirm the name of the business where the incident occurred. She did not know how seriously the man was injured. 

According to court records, Ernest Patrick Capot, 48, is facing charges of causing a disturbance, wilfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm in connection with the incident. Capot has not been found guilty of the offences.

Marten Youssef of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO), B.C.’s police watchdog, said his office had not been informed of the incident. 

However, he said police are only required to contact the IIO if someone dies or experiences “serious harm” as a result of an interaction with police. 

The Police Act defines serious harm as an injury resulting in disfigurement or requiring significant medical attention.  

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