Police Quizzed Over Death Of Cardiff Man

The Police Watchdog says it's looking into how officers in Cardiff dealt with a man before he died.

41-year-old Alrlindo Furtado was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was tasered by three officers.

They had been involved in a two-hour siege outside his home in Splott following reports that he had a knife.

The garage worker had seriously injured himself with the blade and three officers had to force entry into the property on Adeline Street.

He was tasered by EACH of them and died several hours later at the University of Wales Hopsital in Cardiff.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission says it's launched an investigation into "police actions and decision- making".

It'll go over things like police response, their interaction with Mr Furtado and what kind of steps were taken to protect him.

A total of 15 officers were at the house on Saturday October 11.

An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned while the IPCC prepare a file for the Coroner.

They've already made house-to-house inquiries and taken statements from neighbours and people in the area at the time.

IPCC Commissioner for Wales Jan Williams said:

“The IPCC has met with Mr Furtado's family to explain our role and how the investigation will proceed.”

"I would again wish to send them my sincere condolences at this difficult time.”