Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR08 - (Sask-Whitstone-Inquest)

BATTLEFORD, Saskatchewan. x-12s. A jury at a coroner's inquest in Battleford has been unable to determine if the fatal shooting of an Indigenous man by R-C-M-P was a homicide or a suicide. Brydon Whitstone was killed in October 2017 after crashing through two police cars following a pursuit. The Whitstone's family lawyer, Stephanie Lavallee, says inquests and police investigations need to be more transparent.

("...independent investigators.") (SOUCE:CJNB)

TAG: The coroner asked the jury to decide whether Whitstone's death was a homicide, a suicide or couldn't be determined. The jury suggested that similar deaths could be prevented if Mounties used stun guns to immobilize a suspect rather than using a firearm. …

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