Calgary, AB,

Response to video of arrest of man at Stampede Park

The Calgary Police Service was made aware of a video that captures several of our members arresting a man on the Stampede Park grounds last night.

At approximately 9:45 p.m., on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, police were called to the Nashville North tent for a report of a belligerent and heavily intoxicated man who was stealing other patrons’ drinks and refusing to leave the premises when confronted by on-site security. Officers were told by security staff that multiple attempts had been made to get the man to leave the tent, but he refused.

As CPS officers were attempting to escort the man off the premises, he pulled away and grabbed hold of one of the officer’s duty belts and on to the handle of the member’s conducted energy weapon.

Several officers began wrestling with the combative man in an attempt to get him to the ground and under control.

Charged in connection with this case is Daniel Joseph MAGUIRE, 23, of England, with resisting arrest and obstruction of justice under the Criminal Code. He is also charged under the Gaming and Liquor Act with failure to leave a licensed premises and causing a disturbance in a licensed premises.

As a matter or procedure, all use of force incidents (dynamic takedowns, conducted energy weapon discharges, etc.,) are reviewed by a district training officer and the Force Review Officer to identify any gaps in policy or training. These incidents are tracked and reported to the Calgary Police Commission.

The Calgary Police Service is committed to providing professional police services to the citizens of Calgary. If you have a concern about your interaction with any member of the Service, please contact the Professional Standards Section or the Calgary Police Commission.

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