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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.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/family-of-indigenous-man-shot-by-police-relieved-inquest-to-examine-whether-racism-played-role-says-lawyer-1.3497987

 

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