The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has ruled Edmonton police were entitled to use force in the arrest of a man who died while in custody.
It happened on April 29, 2015, police were asked to respond to a man who was trespassing at City Centre Mall. The 25-year-old appeared to be intoxicated, and was agitated and violent until police were able to restrain him.
He put up a fight all the way to the downtown division, where it took four officers to get him into a cell. Shortly after he got there, he went unconscious, and paramedics tried to revive him while transporting him to hospital. He died along the way.
The autopsy determined that he died of excited delirium because of meth in his system. ASIRT has cleared police of any wrongdoing and no charges will be laid.