OPP Sgt. Liam Brennan, who trains officers in the OPP's western region... ...stated that Skelding did an "excellent job" and he would have "done the same thing" at that scene. Dr. Jack Stanborough, western regional supervising coroner who is hearing the inquest, was taken aback by this statement. "I'm a little surprised as an instructor that you would have handled the situation the same way," he said. Many of Marreel's behaviours — paranoia, incoherent speech and unexpected strength — are listed as symptoms of excited delirium, he pointed out. "It sounds an awful like what I've heard over the last two days," he said. ... [LINK]
Justice Braidwood described 'excited delirium' as "unhelpful".
It's looking more and more that the entire concept may be far worse than just a neutral "unhelpful".
It's used to justify a response, but ignore the medical risks of whatever is ACTUALLY going on.