At about 6 a.m., Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were called to a location in southwest Calgary to assist a man who was believed to be experiencing a mental health issue. The man was located in front of his residence and was non-compliant with EMS upon their arrival. A second EMS unit, as well as CPS assistance, was requested. While the man was being escorted to the ambulance, an incident occurred during which the man was placed in handcuffs. Once handcuffed, the man was carried to the ambulance by EMS. Inside the ambulance, EMS determined that he had stopped breathing. EMS administered CPR and transported the man to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
ASIRT investigators are asking anyone who was in the area of the 2400 block of Erlton Road SW at approximately 6 a.m. and witnessed these events to contact ASIRT at 403-592-4306.
With ASIRT’s investigation underway, no further information will be released at this time.
ASIRT’s mandate is to effectively, independently, and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.
This release is distributed by the Government of Alberta on behalf of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team.
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