Winnipeg Taser lawsuit filed

The mother of a teen boy who died after being tasered by winnipeg police in a back lane in 2008 is suing the City of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg police service and Taser international.

Court documents filed last week by Sharon Shymko, the mother of Winnipeg teen Michael Langan, show she is seeking undisclosed financial compensation in connection to his death.

Langan was 17 when he confronted police in a back lane in Winnipeg’s inner-city while officers were searching for a robbery suspect.

Police said at the time that Langan brandished a knife towards them and officers shocked him with a stun-gun to subdue him.

He died in hospital not long after.

Two police constables are also identified as defendants in the suit.

This is preliminary and I will have more this morning on CBC Radio.

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