By The Canadian Press on February 9, 2018.
CALGARY – Police officers in Calgary have been cleared in an arrest that resulted in serious injuries to a 45-year old man.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says police responded to a call in June 2016 about a man breaking into a business in southwest Calgary.
Officers called a tactical team to make the arrest because the man was known to police, had an extensive criminal history and was potentially armed.
The team entered the building and found the man, who was breaking into an ATM machine, and took him into custody.
The man sustained injuries to his spleen during the arrest, which officials noted was forceful because he refused to co-operate with police.
ASIRT, which reviews serious police actions, has determined that the use of force was reasonable given the circumstances.
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