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GNB: Recommendations made regarding police interventions and mental health services

MIRAMICHI (GNB) – Recommendations related to police interventions and mental health services were made following the coroner’s inquest into the death of Rodney Levi. The inquest was held Sept. 28 to Oct. 8. Levi, of Metepenagiag First Nation, died on June 12, 2020, following an RCMP intervention that took place at a residence in Sunny […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 202114 Views

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Rodney Levi’s death a homicide, jury decides – CBC

Oct 08, 2021 Inquest into death of Metepenagiag man shot by police heard testimony from more than 2 dozen witnesses A coroner’s inquest jury ruled Rodney Levi’s death in a police shooting last year was a homicide and issued recommendations around mental health and police training aimed at avoiding similar deaths. The recommendations covered three broad […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202120 Views

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Coroner’s jury begins deliberations into N.B. police killing of Rodney Levi – CTV News

Oct. 7, 2021 MIRAMICHI, N.B. – Jurors in the coroner’s inquest investigating the RCMP fatal shooting of an Indigenous man in New Brunswick last year began deliberations Thursday, after hearing testimony about a BBQ at a pastor’s home that ended in tragedy. The five jurors must decide whether Rodney Levi’s death was a homicide, a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202119 Views

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Expert says RCMP could have done things differently when confronting Rodney Levi – APTN News

As the coroner’s inquest into the death of Rodney Levi wraps up, an expert in police tactics says the two RCMP members who arrived on the scene back in June 2020 could have things differently. Sgt. Kelly Keith, an expert in the use of force who has worked for a number of police agencies across […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202169 Views

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Mental health issues ‘a public health emergency’ doctor tells Rodney Levi inquest – APTN News

Doctors testifying at a coroner’s inquest into the police shooting of Rodney Levi from Metepenagiag First Nation in New Brunswick say more addictions and mental health services are needed in the province. The five-member coroner’s jury heard today that 48-year-old Levi was addicted for years to numerous drugs, including crystal meth. He was shot dead […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202115 Views

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‘I just wanted to shake him’: Family of Rodney Levi reacts to officer’s account of shooting – APTN News

Oct 04, 2021 The police officer who shot and killed Rodney Levi in northern New Brunswick on June 12, 2020, testified Monday that he feared for his life before shooting him. RCMP Const. Scott Hait was the first officer on the scene in Sunny Corner, N.B., after police received a complaint about a disturbance in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202120 Views

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N.B. coroner’s inquest told community policing model would have saved Indigenous man – The Star

Sept. 29, 2021 MIRAMICHI, N.B. – The uncle of an Indigenous man shot dead by police in New Brunswick in 2020 told a coroner’s inquest Wednesday his nephew would be alive today had a former community policing model not been disbanded. Funding for the program that involved band officers and RCMP members was cancelled about […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 202121 Views

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Hidden history – CBC

Survivor stories from the Indian day school on Lennox Island, located just off P.E.I.’s north shore September 29, 2021 Tiffany Sark still recalls her first day at the Indian day school on Lennox Island, home to a First Nation community just off Prince Edward Island’s north shore. It was 1973, and the Mi’kmaw girl was […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 202127 Views

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GNB: Recommendations from Domestic Violence Death Review Committee

15 September 2021 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Recommendations from the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee for 2019 and 2020 have been posted online. The reports contain 25 recommendations, which include 11 from the 2019 report and 14 from the 2020 report. The recommendations include: Ensuring that children who are exposed to domestic violence and domestic homicide […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202132 Views

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RCMP continue to look for missing 28-year-old man

September 15, 2021 The Prince District RCMP continues to look for a missing 28-year-old man from Lennox Island, PEI, and are sharing new information in an effort to locate him. Jamie Sark was last seen on August 21, 2021, between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m., near Mosquito Path in Lennox Island. Police have now confirmed that he was seen leaving a residence […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202130 Views

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