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Death of First Nations man handcuffed and stepped on by police was accidental, inquest says


Romeo Wesley, 34, was held by police on the floor of the nursing station at Cat Lake First Nation, about 400 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont. in 2010. He died there. (Cat Lake First Nation)

Nurse in northern community called police in 2010, concerned about Romeo Wesley’s erratic behaviour

By Jody Porter, CBC News, July 26, 2017

The death of an Ontario First Nations man who was pepper sprayed, beaten, handcuffed and stepped on by two police officers was accidental, a coroner’s inquest has determined. Read the rest of this entry

Shirtless police officer steps on handcuffed man’s back, doctor watches at First Nation nursing station

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Still image from video shows police standing on Romeo Wesley’s back as he lays handcuffed on the floor.

Coroner’s inquest examines how Romeo Wesley, 34, died after being restrained at Cat Lake nursing station

By Jody Porter, CBC News, July 10, 2017

Police officers pepper-sprayed Romeo Wesley, subdued him with a baton, handcuffed him, then stepped on his back and neck with their boots on the night the 34-year-old died at the Health Canada nursing station in Cat Lake First Nation. Read the rest of this entry