putting the "lethal" back in "non-lethal"
17-year-old fatally zapped by Taser likely youngest stun gun victim: rights group
By The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG - An international human rights group believes the 17-year-old victim of a police Taser in Winnipeg is the youngest Canadian to die after being zapped by a stun gun.
The teen, Michael Langan, died Tuesday.
A spokesman with Amnesty International says Langan is believed to be the youngest Canadian to die after being Tasered since 2003 - the year the agency recorded the first death linked to the device.
The group says at least 21 people in the country have died after being hit by a police Taser.
In Tuesday's case, police say the youth was a suspect in a theft and an officer deployed an "electronic control device" when he refused to put down a knife.