Family of Canada's first nation woman demands justice for her death in police custody

Family of Canada's first nation woman demands justice for her death in police custody

India Blooms News Service | 14 Jul 2017

Ontario, July 14 (IBNS): The family of a first nation woman of Canada demanded justice for her death in the police custody, media reports said.

The family of the dead woman Debra Chrisjohn, held two police officers as the reason for her death.

Demanding justice for her mother, Deinaira Doxtator said: "I want to see the system still works the way they say. I want answers and I want those officers to know what I feel."

Following the demand, the two police officers were charged by the Special Investigation's Unit of Ontario on Thursday. They were charged for negligence in the custody and not providing the basic necessities of life to the dead prisoner.

The accused police officers will appear before the court late this month.

Chrisjohn was arrested back on September 7, 2016 and later sent to a hospital the same day, where she was pronounced as dead.

The woman, who was living with her father and two children, suffered from substance abuse and mental illness.

(Reporting by Souvik Ghosh)

Image: Facebook profile of  Debra Chrisjohn.

Family of Canada's first nation woman demands justice for her death in police custody

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