Inuk man who died in Montreal jail left on floor for more than 11 hours: coroner – APTN News

Inuk man who died in Montreal jail left on floor for more than 11 hours: coroner – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202311 Views

Jan 19, 2023

Bobby Kenuajuak died at Bordeaux jail, which will be subject to a public inquiry following the death of another detainee.

The 2020 death of a 44-year-old Inuk man at Montreal’s Bordeaux jail might have been prevented had the proper procedures been followed according to a coroner’s report obtained by APTN News.

“It makes me feel like people don’t care, and it makes me feel like ‘oh, are our lives just nothing,’” said Annie Hickey Kenuajuak, whose brother Bobby Kenuajuak died in jail on July 11, 2020, after being picked up by police for “aggressive and disorganized” behaviour in a Montreal business.

The coroner’s report concluded that Kenuajuak likely died of a severely irregular heartbeat exasperated by alcohol withdrawal.

The report criticizes guards and management for not immediately bringing Kenuajuak to the infirmary when his symptoms included heavy perspiration, shortness of breath, and a state of confusion.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/inuk-man-who-died-in-montreal-jail-left-on-floor-for-more-than-11-hours-coroner/

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