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Video of Clay Willie Arrest Released

RCMP video shows man hog-tied and Tasered before death

By: Jenna Owsianik , ctvbc.ca, Wednesday Feb. 1, 2012

Video frame of Clay Willey's arrest by RCMP in Prince George, BC, 2003.

Recently released security footage reveals the final hours of Clay Willey, a man who died nine years ago after being arrested, hog-tied and Tasered by police in Prince George, B.C.

The video was originally played in 2004 for a coroner’s inquest into Willey’s death, but was made public on Tuesday as the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP released its final report into the incident. Read the rest of this entry

RCMP Blasted for Slow Responses to In-Custody Death of Aboriginal Man

In 2003, Clay Alvin Willey, an Aboriginal man (described as Metis), was killed by the RCMP while in custody in Prince George, BC.  Willey had suffered broken teeth, a fractured skull, ruptured

Clay Willey, beaten to death by RCMP in Prince George, 2003

bowels, internal bleeding, and multiple taser burns inflicted on him by several RCMP officers, yet a coroner’s inquest ruled his death was accidental, caused by a cocaine overdose.   In the following articles, the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP voices their frustration at the RCMP’s ass-dragging in regards to the investigation. Read the rest of this entry