Police have set up a critical incident investigation
into the death of a man they were attempting to arrest in Sydney's CBD
this morning.Officers were called to a convenience store in The
Rocks about 5:30am (AEST) where the man is alleged to have committed a
robbery.He was later found in Pitt Street where police used capsicum spray and a Taser to subdue him after he resisted arrest.
The man stopped breathing and could not be revived despite efforts from police and paramedics.
Pitt Street has been cordoned off while police conduct a critical incident
investigation which will be reviewed by members of the Professional
Standards Command.The NSW Council for Civil Liberties says this morning's death should prompt police to review their use of Tasers.
Cameron Murphy from the council says police should stop using Tasers until a coronial inquiry into the death is completed.
He says the
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