Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Complaint-Evidence-Destroyed

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Complaint-Evidence-Destroyed

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VANCOUVER - A civil rights group in British Columbia has filed a complaint with an R-C-M-P oversight body, alleging officers told witnesses to delete cellphone video showing the arrest of a man who later died.

The B-C Civil Liberties Association makes a number of unproven allegations in its complaint to the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission, including an assertion that Mounties used excessive force when they arrested 35-year-old Dale Culver in Prince George last summer.

R-C-M-P said at the time a man died in hospital following a struggle with officers on the night of July 18th.

Josh Paterson, executive director of the civil liberties association, says the group has heard allegations that R-C-M-P officers told witnesses to delete cellphone video of the incident. …

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