Taser didn’t kill man: Finding

The last chapter of the investigation into Trevor Grimolfson’s deathhas been written, ending with the determination he didn’t die from aTasering, and that two city police won’t be charged.

The last chapter of the investigation into Trevor Grimolfson’s death has been written, ending with the determination he didn’t die from a Tasering, and that two city police won’t be charged.

The 38-year-old was Tasered three times after assaulting a 70-year-old pawn shop owner and his 30-year-old son in their Stony Plain Road store on Oct. 28, 2008.

Grimolfson died after he was taken into police custody.

A yearlong investigation into his death by the province’s police watchdog group has concluded the officers responded appropriately to his “bizarre and aggressive behaviour.”

“In my determination, their actions were justified when considering all of the circumstances,” Alberta Serious Incident Response Team executive director Clifton Purvis said yesterday.

An autopsy concluded his death was a result of “excited delirium brought on by potentially toxic amounts of ecstasy and ketamine,” Purvis said.

The blood-soaked man didn’t respond to police direction, and appeared unaffected by pepper spray and three strikes by Tasers, he said.

 
 
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