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Family of indigenous man shot by police relieved inquest to examine whether racism played role, says lawyer


A Winnipeg lawyer is pleased that the judge heading an inquest into the death of an indigenous man shot by police in 2008 has agreed to examine whether systemic racism was a factor in his death.

26-year-old Craig McDougall was shot eight years ago by officers who responded to a disturbance at a house on Simcoe Street, in the city's West End. Police said he refused repeated demands to drop a knife.


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