A video of a man who was taser in Kamloops by two RCMP officers is drawing attention online.
The video shows two Kamloops RCMP officers and an intoxicated man.
Police were notified around 10:30 am on Friday about two men who were drinking in public.
Sergeant Darren Michels says when officers arrived, only one of the men was cooperating.
“One became belligerent with the police officers and started aggressively yelling at them. It’s alleged the man then removed the hatchet from his backpack and began swinging it at the uniform officers.”
The video shows the man being tasered but he doesn’t fall to the ground.
Instead he starts shouting and eventually runs away – despite having also been pepper sprayed.
Michels explains that’s when a third police officer tasered him again.
He says the video taken bystanders can sometimes be useful.
“It was a very high risk situation in a public place so I guess this is an example on where this was helpful.”
The 29-year-old is currently in custody and facing numerous charges.