...In his report, Ian Scott, director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), attributed Firman’s death to the deployment of the Taser, but said the device is characterized as “less lethal,” which led the officer to reasonably believe it would not cause death. ... [via TNT]
24 June 2010 is a bit late to be using the excuse that they "...didn't get the memo."
Although this is "a good excuse" (sic!) for the officer, it also opens up the OPP to perfect liability for not communicating the true facts about tasers and safety; facts that have widely known since well before June 2010.
This outcome crumbles under the weight of its own self-contradictions.
PS: This news just in! Tasers can cause death. Gee, do ya think?