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Indigenous man and his mother sue Vancouver police over alleged beating, arrest outside Walmart


August 3, 2020

A 39-year-old Indigenous man and his mother say they went to an East Vancouver Walmart on Mother's Day in 2019 to buy some patio furniture and food to celebrate the holiday.

Instead, they say they were racially profiled, arrested and, in the man's case, beaten by Vancouver police officers, after a security guard falsely accused them of shoplifting.

The pair say they were later released without charges after presenting their receipt.


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