22nd Sep, 2018

Teenager who suffered cardiac arrest after police Taser discharged from hospital

Felix Nobes 6th Sep, 2018

A TEENAGER who suffered a cardiac arrest after being Tasered by police in Coventry has been discharged from hospital.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is continuing its investigation into the incident on Saturday night.

Police say they were called to reports of a disturbance in Prior Deram Walk, Canley, Coventry, just after 9.30pm.

After the 17-year-old was Tasered he went into cardiac arrest and required immediate CPR.

He was discharged from hospital yesterday.

Police said four other teenagers, three aged 17 and a 13-year-old, were arrested for violent disorder and assaulting a police officer as a result of the incident.

Two male police officers suffered minor injuries, police say.

Police watchdog the IOPC sent investigators to view the police post-incident procedures.

A spokesperson said yesterday: “Our investigation into police contact with a 17 year old boy who was taken to hospital following an incident in Prior Deram Walk, Coventry on September 1 is continuing.

“We understand the teenager is now well enough to have been discharged from hospital.

“We have arranged to meet the boy’s family shortly and we have gathered witness accounts from the officers involved, along with CCTV.

“A Taser which was discharged during the incident will be analysed.”

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