A letter from the Victoria Times Colonist...it took a Doctor to speak the truth . Let's see if CBC, CKNW, CTV etc pick up on this one/ Any bets? Read on..
Choice to subdue Dziekanski right
December 20, 2008
I am not a police officer. I am a physician.
I have seen aggressive, psychotic individuals unable to be subdued by three or four burly, strong men, both in and out of hospital.
I have seen unstable individuals deprived of alcohol, nicotine, friends and in isolation (airplane), with an inability to communicate, in a confined space, turn into an aggressive psychotic individuals, unable to be subdued by four strong males.
The police did not have the luxury of medicines at hand as is the case in hospitals.
They had only the choice of being unable to subdue Robert Dziekanski or using the tools that were issued to them for just such an incident.
Their choice was correct.
Unfortunately, his aggression continued despite several Taser stuns, and he eventually died, but not from the Taser, according to the autopsy report.
I support the police in their actions, in this case.
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