How did this one go wrong?
ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia — Ielts and his wife, Lisa, were on vacation and wanted to enjoy a meal together.
Their family was coming back from a fishing trip in British Columbia.
They didn’t expect to get in trouble, but the police did.
It was the first time Ielts had been in trouble since he began training to be a police officer in 2004.
I elted into a cab on a highway near his hometown of B.C. and stopped in front of a bus stop in Abbotsford.
The police officer had no idea what to make of Ielits’ appearance, so he got out and tried to follow him.
“I looked at him and he was in his police uniform,” Ielths’ lawyer, Craig Mihos, told The Associated Press in an interview.
He asked him to put his hands up.
Then, he said, he began to kick Ielfts and he kicked him again.
Mihos said the officer did not realize that Ielths was in a wheelchair.
After Ielsthts ran out of breath, the officer tried to arrest him.
But Ielsts, who was on a medication-assisted recovery plan, fought back and tried a Taser on the officer.
Instead, the officers tased him, according to the police report.
That’s when Mihs said the officers were “exercising extreme force” and the police “failed in their duty of care” to keep the peace.
When Ieliths got to the hospital, he was taken by ambulance to a psychiatric hospital in Vancouver.
On July 14, 2016, he died.
While his family was still grieving the loss of their son, Mihous said Ielints was “unjustly” treated by police and the city.
In a lawsuit filed by Ieloths family in October, the city of Abbotsfield was sued for negligence and wrongful death.
In court documents, Muhos said officers from the British Columbia Transit Authority, which oversees the bus service, were in “an unprofessional and abusive manner” toward Ieloths.
A transit police sergeant who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the lawsuit said the incident occurred about six months before Miho was hired.
As the bus was leaving Abbotsfords headquarters, officers were watching, according a statement from the B.E.T.A.
The sergeant was not at the scene of the incident but was aware of what had happened, said the statement.
An officer from another transit police unit later arrived at the bus stop to investigate, according the statement, which did not specify which officer.
T unit is part of Abbotford’s police department.
Police said Mihosi was told by officers that Ilanths “could have been injured.”
According to the BCTA statement, a police sergeant at the time told him “the situation was very tense” and “a person could have been seriously hurt.”
“He told me that the officer believed the person could be hurt,” the statement continued.
According, the BTA sergeant said he “was not aware of any specific incident involving a person who was restrained by a person.”
But the statement said he had spoken to the officer and that he “said there was no reason to believe that a person had been injured and the BAA-CTP sergeant said that if the person was injured, they should have immediately contacted police.”
The statement did not say how the BCA-CTS sergeant arrived at his judgment.
Later that day, Ieliths’ father told the Abbots News that IELTS’ mother, who works in a nursing home, had called him and said her son was “in critical condition.”
IELTS AND MICHELLE TABBELL Ielints was on medication to control seizures, seizures that had been triggered by chemotherapy and other drugs, his family said in the lawsuit.
His mother also suffers from severe epilepsy and has severe memory loss, said Muho.
Doctors told him his epilepsy was “normal” but “terrible,” and that his seizures were so severe that they were “not life-threatening.”
His father said his son was in stable condition.
About a month before his death, Ielinths was hospitalized with his parents in an intensive care unit.
By late summer, Ilinths was “showing improvement in his ability to walk,” according to a letter from his family.
However, Ilanths “continued to have problems walking, including his inability to complete a simple task, such as getting into his car,” the letter said.
Since he was hospitalized, his memory was “limited and his speech was very limited