June 23, 2006

Bagnell Family Sues Vancouver Police and Taser Int'l over Death

Jun 22, 2006: Family of Robert Wayne Bagnell sues Taser Int'l, Vancouver Police Chief and other VPD officers for gross negligence in death of Robert Wayne Bagnell.

"Taser International Inc, the maker of the X26 Tasers used on Bagnell, is named in the lawsuit, along with the Vancouver Police Department, police Chief Jamie Graham and five other Vancouver police officers.

"The statement of claim, filed Thursday, said two police officers repeatedly shot Robert Wayne Bagnell, who was unarmed and represented no threat to anyone, with two weapons manufactured by the defendant Taser International.

"The lawsuit accuses the police department of unlawful acts and gross negligence for failing to train its officer in the use of the Taser."

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June 08, 2006

Coroner’s Inquest into the Death of Mr. Robert Bagnell Scheduled for September 2006

Robert Bagnell died in Vancouver on June 23, 2004 after being Tasered by police.

Republished from A Tribute to Robert Wayne Bagnell:

Jun 05, 2006: Coroner’s Inquest into the Death of Mr. Robert Bagnell Scheduled for September 2006

"VANCOUVER – The British Columbia Coroners Service will conduct a Coroner’s Inquest into the death of Mr. Robert Bagnell. Mr. Bagnell died while police were attempting to remove him from a common bathroom in a hotel at 1390 Granville Street, in Vancouver, on June 23, 2004.

The inquest will be held at the Coroners Court in Burnaby commencing at 0930 hours on September 5, 2006, and is expected to last several days.

This inquest will allow for the public presentation of all relevant evidence relating to Mr. Bagnell’s death. Coroner Stephen Fonseca and a five-person jury will hear evidence from subpoenaed witnesses in order to determine the facts surrounding the death. The jury will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances in the future.

Contact: Stephen Fonseca Coroner
Office of the Chief Coroner
604 660-7753"