Brooks man dies after police use Taser on him

There are reports that a southern Alberta man was acting erratically before RCMP tried to subdue him with a Taser.

There are reports that a southern Alberta man was acting erratically before RCMP tried to subdue him with a Taser.

Grant William Prentice of Brooks died Wednesday after police deployed the Taser and then physically subdued him during an investigation into a disturbance in a residential neighbourhood.

Clifton Purvis, a spokesman for the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, says Prentice was reported to have been approaching people in the area and had tried to force his way into a home.

Purvis says Prentice, who was 40, had received undetermined injuries before his contact with police and eyewitnesses said he was bleeding.

He adds that police officers physically subdued Prentice after using the Taser, handcuffed him and then saw that he was in distress — he was later pronounced dead in hospital.

Purvis says the investigation will look at whether Prentice was actually zapped by the Taser, whether it had anything to do with his death and whether the way he was restrained might have played a role.

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